On your marks, Markham Vale

We’re delighted to announce that planning permission for a new Electric Forecourt® in Markham Vale, near the M1 in Derbyshire, has been approved. The new Electric Forecourt® will be located between Enterprise Way and the eastern side of Duckmanton and provide a new world-class facility for electric vehicle charging, powered by 100% renewable energy. Construction is due to start in early 2024.

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The ultimate EV charging experience

The Markham Vale Electric Forecourt® will feature 25 High Power chargers, providing up to 350kW – powerful enough to supply up to 100 miles of range in less than 10 minutes. Additionally, five AC chargers providing up to 22kW, complete the plans. Plans for the facility also feature inspiring areas to work, meet, rest and shop.

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Electrifying the M1 and beyond

The new Electric Forecourt® provides a world-class charging facility seconds from the M1 and on the edge of the Peak District.

It will more than double the number of public chargers in the Chesterfield borough giving local people the confidence to make the switch. The areas around the award-winning Braintree and Norwich Electric Forecourts® have seen an increase in EV registrations, highlighting the benefit of easy and reliable charging in the local community.

The proposed site

The site of the proposed Electric Forecourt® is located between Enterprise Way and the eastern side of Duckmanton, it’s to be built on unused land allocated for development. Access into the site will be from Enterprise Way, opposite existing retail facilities in Markham Vale.

Our proposal will include extensive new areas of landscaping and tree planting. The site of the proposed Electric Forecourt® is approximately 3 acres, encompassing its ancillary electric and retail infrastructure.

Markham Vale is a flagship industrial and logistics development delivered in partnership by leading property developer, Henry Boot Development and Derbyshire County Council. It is one of the region’s most successful schemes having created over 2,700 jobs at more than 75 businesses within 2.2m sq. ft. of space.


  • High Power and Low Power charging spaces
  • Retail space, coffee shop, toilets and lounge area so you can relax and unwind while charging
  • An on-site team of electric vehicle Gurus to support new electric vehicle drivers
  • An electric vehicle test drive service so drivers can trial the latest cars
  • Hot desk working facility for checking emails or taking calls
  • Children’s play area to keep the family entertained

We want to hear from you

While our virtual consultation has now ended, we encourage and welcome feedback from all members of the local community, not just EV drivers. Please get in touch with our team.

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How every Electric Forecourt® is developed

Using proprietary geodata, we identify areas of the UK that are most in need of EV charging infrastructure and put together a proposal for the local community to consider.

​​We collate all community feedback, making changes that add value, while monitoring any impacts on traffic, noise and ecology. This plan is then submitted to the local council for consideration.

With planning permission approved, we can begin construction, building both sustainably and quickly while always trying to mitigate any disruption to the local area.

With our EV chargers installed, local staff recruited and retail partners open for business, the filling station of the future is ready to serve, providing affordable sustainable energy.


GRIDSERVE is delighted that planning consent has been granted for the above site. Gaining planning is just one stage of the development process. The site and layout for the development will now be subject to a detailed design stage to finalise the layout for construction.

Construction is due to start in early 2024.

You are welcome to send us an email at connect@gridserve.com with the subject line Markham Vale. We will endeavour to answer your questions as quickly as possible.

The site includes a solar canopy which generates energy to power the retail building.

Yes, we are planning on including a retail and convenience offering to ensure our customers have the best possible dwell time experience. While your car is charging you can enjoy great coffee, tasty food and, of course, a lounge area to relax in.