Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Liverpool council to consider 1.2m sq ft site proposal

Liverpool City Council’s planning committee will next week consider plans for a 1.2 million sq ft (110,000 sq m) commercial development, which has been widely touted as a new distribution centre for Amazon.

“This proposal is a key part of our efforts to regenerate Croxteth and the city as a whole, and has the potential to create huge, much-needed employment opportunities for local people,” said Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson.

The application is for a facility on a 22 hectare site at Stonebridge Cross, which could create up to 1,000 jobs.

The proposal, made by Gallan Stoford, will be considered by the planning committee on 19 November.

The site in Croxteth is in one of the city’s Mayoral Development Zones, which have been launched to address issues such as skills and employment, infrastructure and connectivity, and business growth.

Anderson said: “Securing planning approval will be a vital piece in the jigsaw in securing an end user in this very fast moving sector of the economy.

“These are exciting times for Croxteth as we regenerate an area that has been neglected for decades.”

The council said work on the centre would only start when an occupier is secured and river diversion works have been completed.

A new supermarket and retail centre in the area has already been given planning approval, and is set to create an additional 500 jobs.