Wednesday 28th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Plan B for Amazon site

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Alternative plans have been put forward on a site which was heavily rumoured to be under offer to online retail giant Amazon in the North West.

The new scheme, which would include a 71,000 sq ft supermarket as well as a hotel development has been proposed for Stonebridge Cross in Liverpool where Amazon is thought to be pushing proposals for a 1 million sq ft facility providing up to 1,000 jobs.

A spokesman for the council, which owns the 68-acre site, saidnegotiations regarding the warehouse were still going on.

Amazon has reportedly been looking for a site In the North West for a number of years and has so far been linked with several other schemes in the region. Originally it was linked to ProLogis’ scheme in Widnes but planning was quashed at by a high court judge at the end of July 2012 when it was found that the council had not consulted properly before granting planning permission.

Then it was supposed to be considering Stobart’s 3MG site next door and has been rumoured to be interested in sites such as the former BICC Cables site in Knowsley and Praxis Holdings’ Deeside site at former RAF Sealand.

Amazon was not available for comment.