Saturday 10th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

750,000 sq ft Suffolk logistics park planned

Plans for a 750,000 sq ft generation three logistics and business park have been submitted to Mid Suffolk District Council.

The park, if granted permission, will create upwards of 600 new jobs and will be situate near Great Blakenham in Ipswich. The site would serve the A12 A14 trunk roads adjacent to junction 52 of the A14 – which would be entered from the dual carriageway directly into the park.

Curzon De Vere, developers for the site, hope permissions will be revealed in the next 13 weeks.

If the plans are accepted, the build will begin in quarter one of 2017 and is expected to be completed by 2019.

“This exciting ground breaking development will give the local economy a major boost and help Mid-Suffolk meet its commitment to find land for an additional 8000 jobs by 2026,” said Nick Davey, partner of The JTS Partnership LLP and planning consultant for the build. “Because of its unique position it will attract both local and international businesses and will provide jobs for local people and reduce levels of out-commuting from the district.

“As a result of the thorough approach that has been taken to all aspects of the scheme, this will be a very sustainable development which successfully addresses every planning and environmental issue. In particular, the access arrangements have been designed so as to ensure that HGV traffic can only enter and leave the site by the A14 trunk road.”