The highway improvements will open up new land for commercial development providing more investment and jobs locally, and boosting the economy. The scheme includes:
Utilising 15 hectares of previously unused land for growing companies requiring new, bespoke properties.
The land will be split into various development plots to suit requirements from 20,000 sq ft up to 120,000 sq ft to suit individual requirements.
Creating opportunities for all businesses through access to gigabit capable, full fibre broadband, including local access to transatlantic internet connections that deliver some of the world's fastest internet speeds.
A retail unit of approximately 3,000 sq ft, as well as a similarly sized café / sandwich shop facility, will be included in a future planning application as referred to in the Publication Local Plan to support the additional development in the area. It is proposed that these uses will be located centrally within the EZ, at the easternmost point of the new access / link road, where it connects with Amy Johnson Way.
Residential development up 57 dwellings will be included within any future planning application. The location of these dwellings, on land bound by Jepson Way to the north and Common Edge Road to the east, is allocated for housing development within the Publication Local Plan. Any proposed layout would take into consideration the character and appearance of the local area to ensure the development is in keeping.
A detailed surface water drainage report has been prepared to provide a strategy for the drainage which best suits the particular site constraints and more information is available on request.