Your Questions Answered

Below are the most frequently asked questions from the community and the answers from the project team in response.

THE PROPOSALS

What types of businesses do you envisage will be moving to the site?

The final operators of the units on the site are subject to final agreement, however we can say that we have already had interest from several businesses.  About half of them are nationally known companies that require either light manufacturing, distribution or logistics space. The other half is from local businesses wishing to upgrade or expand their current operation and think that these proposals would suit their needs.

What will be operating hours of the units?

The site will allow for 24-hour working. However, the majority of work on the site will be in the day-time and normal working hours. Night-time working will mostly be operators preparing goods for distribution on the site; either processing deliveries made the previous day or preparing deliveries for the following day.

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

How many jobs will be provided from the development?

When completed the site will deliver more than 200 jobs, either directly on the site or indirectly in companies supporting the development.

How much will be raised in local business rates once the development is completed?

The site could deliver approximately £600,000 per annum in local business rates which can help fund public priorities for the Borough and County Council.

What are the use classifications B1(c) B2 & B8?

B1(c) use is light industry. B2 is general industrial use and B8 is storage and distribution.

ENVIRONMENT

What environmental assessments will be taken to estimate the impact on air quality from the industrial developments and their associated traffic?

The planning application will include an Air Quality Impact Assessment. The regulations on air quality state that mitigation impacts are required when air quality falls below acceptable levels.

Our Air quality assessment considers all vehicle movements generated by the site and the operations of the occupiers. This assessment and its recommendations will be submitted as part of the planning application.

What will be the noise impact on local residences?

Noise Impact Assessment is be undertaken as part of the planning application, this will assess how the new development will compare to existing noise levels.

However, if there are any areas that require mitigation, these proposals will be included in the planning application.

CONSTRUCTION

How long will the project take to complete?

Assuming a planning consent is given by the end of 2021, construction will begin in 2022 and the scheme will be complete in Spring 2023.