After two years of sustained effort planning permission has been granted by Stafford Borough Council for the final phase of the County town’s flagship employment site and was immediately hailed as ‘the best news this year’ by Inglewood Investments Commercial Director Gil Paris. Wolverhampton based Property Consultancy First City Limited provided planning and technical advice to the Client, including a design study for a new scheme of improvements to Junction 16 of the M6.
The site comprises approximately 9ha of land immediately adjacent to Junction 14 of the M6, close to Stafford and consent has now been granted for car showrooms, sales areas and servicing with a new prestigious business park on a gateway entrance to the town.
Work has just been completed on a new traffic light system for Junction 14 partly funded by Inglewood working with the Highways Agency. It is anticipated that work will begin in earnest on the site and linked infrastructure in spring 2012.
The development forms the only opportunity to locate headquarters offices with high quality car dealership outlets and interest is strong despite the challenging economic climate.
Gil Paris Commercial Director of Inglewood added: “Stafford desperately needs the approval of this scheme which is one of the best bits of news the town will hear this year. The scale of this project is very significant and it will take some time to complete, but I’m sure the wait will be well worth it. I’d like to thank everyone who has worked so hard over the past few years to get the planning in place to deliver this new flagship project for the businesses of Stafford. I’m delighted the final legal agreement is signed and we look forward to working with our partners to create one of the best business parks in the UK.”