Malcolm Scott Consultants has secured planning consent for site development at Cambridgeshire-based Oakington Garden Centre.
The family-run centre has been given the green light by South Cambridgeshire District Council to expand its shop to complement its very successful restaurant
Work on the 4,000 sq ft extension is set to start this year.
Chris Primett of Malcolm Scott Consultants said: “We’re particularly pleased with this achievement as it is a development located within the Green Belt, which therefore requires very careful consideration of the supporting special circumstances.
“There is some evidence that local planning authorities are taking a more positive approach towards garden centre development in Green Belt locations, although this is balanced with Central Government’s desire to see retail investment going into town centres.”