THE planning committee at Tamworth Borough Council has given the go-ahead for a huge Warehouse or industrial unit to be built at Kinsall Green, which sits just off the A5, next to junction 10 of the M42.
The Warehouse or Industrial unit will measure 135,595 Sq Ft in size which is split over two floors, along with the associated parking and yard.
The site is currently home to a vacant residential property which is surrounded by grazing land and is part of the Local Plan in relation to employment use.
The go-ahead for the development means that around 135 jobs will be created at the site and will see a £15m investment.
Unfortunately, however, the negatives of the development will see extra traffic in an area which is already heavily congested at many times of the day.
The planning committee is made up of 13 Councillors from across the political parties and from what Tamworth Informed understands two councillors voted against the development; Councillor Thomas Jay (Con) and Councillor Chris Cooke (Ind)
Cllr Jay stated that he is in favour of the development but voted against the plans due to the access to the site.
Vehicles accessing the site from the direction fo the M42, which will include HGV’s will have to exit the A5 using the slip road up to the Centurion, go across the A5 bridge, back down the opposite slip road onto the A5 bypass and then to turn in left just before the J10 roundabout.
Cllr Jay who is in favour of the investment in the area and the creation of jobs said: “The application was approved by the committee, but I voted against it. It needed a different solution for access in my opinion.
“I hope I was wrong about the extra traffic it will cause, to what is already a busy section of road, but I doubt it.”