Trenport has submitted plans for a 1.3 million sq ft business and logistics park on surplus land at the former Peugeot works in Ryton.
This is in addition to the detailed application it has submitted on a 33-acre plot for a national sortation depot for its Home Delivery Network business. Trenport’s intention is to dispose of the surplus site with the benefit of planning Permission.
In its submission to the planners Trenport said: “Commercial advice has been received that points to the strong demand for distribution floor space in this area in general and on this site in particular, given its excellent links to the road network – indeed, precisely the factors which led to the purchase of the land to meet HDNL’s operational needs.”
The surplus site totals some 64 acres and the proposals envisage some 1.3 million sq ft of development with up to 30 per cent being assigned for manufacturing use although the application is made on the basis that this mix will not be the subject of a controlling planning condition. The developer has said up to 2,700 jobs could be created on the site.
The proposals include a new access road created to serve the scheme as well as a generous landscaping.