PLANS for a huge new business park in Stratford have moved a step closer.
Developers IM Properties hope to build a park around the size of 20 football pitches for businesses displaced by the Canal Quarter Regeneration Scheme – which will see 1,000 homes built close to the town centre.
The site would be sitated between Alcester Road and the Wildmoor roundabout and would not only include companies currently on the proposed Canal Quarter site but new businesses.
The development would consist of a DIY store, three car showrooms along with six large office buildings and four large industrial buildings.
Planning director at IM Properties, David Smith said: “We are keen to invest in Stratford and believe that with these proposals we can make a positive impact. The scheme would not only support the Canal Quarter regeneration but also help to boost economic growth and support the town’s wider employment needs to 2031. The broader mix of uses proposed give us the opportunity to create a vibrant location for business to flourish.”
Exhibitions into the proposed development were held earlier this year, and Mr Smith said there was lots of support for the park.
He adedd: “We were encouraged by the overall support and comments received.
“We have considered the extensive and valuable feedback received from the consultation process to help us to shape the best possible scheme for Stratford.”
The planning application set to be determined by Stratford District Council in the spring and, subject to permission being granted, work could begin on site shortly afterwards.