Major development could create 1,700 jobs, says developers

Saturday, 31st March 2018

A PLANNING application has been submitted to North Warwickshire Borough Council for the second phase of a major development just outside Tamworth.

The application was submitted on behalf of a national developer, St. Mowden at the beginning of March; and the public still has a short time to submit their comments on the application via North Warwickshire Borough Council.

Permission for Phase 1 of the development, which lies to the west of Trinity Road, next to the M42, was granted on 2 February this year.

The applications for a scheme which is proposed to take place on a 35-acre site, east of junction 10 of the M42, known as Tamworth logistics park.

The development sits to the South East of junction 10 of the M42 and developers say that it could create up to 1,700 jobs in the area according to what was said when the application for the first phase was submitted.

Plans showing phase one, in yellow and phase two, in blue. (credit: St Mowden)
Plans showing phase one, in yellow and phase two, in blue. (credit: St Mowden)

The application for phase two shows that consent now being sought for two single buildings and a pair of semi-detached units.

The design and access statement says that the units could accommodate any activity that falls within the B1C, B2 and B8 use classes (storage and distribution) and their offices, together with the external servicing, parking areas on and off plot landscaping, drainage solutions and highway works.

Tamworth Logistics Park is part of St. Modwen’s growing focus on the development of industrial and logistics sites in areas of high demand across the UK.

The proposed elevations of on of the units.
The proposed elevations of on of the units. (Credit: St Mowden)

As part of the Tamworth development, St. Mowden will create a new access off Trinity Road to service the site. A substantial area of existing open space to the south-west of the site will also be retained, providing natural wildlife habitats.

On the plans, a further area has been identified for possible future development.

The application follows the launch last year of the 153,000 sq ft unit known as CP153 at St. Modwen’s Centurion Park, located adjacent to Tamworth Logistics Park, which could create up to 200 additional jobs in the area.