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New jobs could be created near the M5 in Somerset if plans for a new warehouse center are approved Bath City News

New jobs could be created near the M5 in Somerset if plans for a new warehouse are approved by district councillors. Cubex Land Ltd. requested the construction of a new warehouse and distribution center on land north of Pillmore Lane at the north end of Highbridge, near the town’s Aldi supermarket and Travelodge hotel.

The developer argued that the new building would be “a substantial investment” in the local area and would “stimulate economic growth” in and around the town. Sedgemoor District Council is expected to make a decision on the plans by early summer. The site is earmarked for employment under the council’s local plan, which sets out the area’s housing and employment needs to 2032.

The warehouse will provide nearly 14,500m² of employment space for occupants – although the Bristol-based claimant has not identified any businesses that will use the site if approved. Access will be from Isleport Lane, providing a quick connection to the A38 Bristol Road and the M5 via the Edithmead roundabout – which Somerset County Council is aiming to upgrade in the coming months.

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A total of 170 parking spaces will be provided at the site, including 34 electric vehicle charging spaces, with the east end having sufficient parking for 88 trucks. A spokesperson for UMC Architects (representing the applicant) said: “The design proposals have been developed with due consideration of the existing site, its context and surroundings, to create a carefully sited and scaled building. appropriate.

“The proposals allow the best possible access by all modes of transport and encourage travel to the site by means other than car. The proposals are suitable for the whole project and represent a substantial investment for the area and in In particular, the development will help promote and support job growth and stimulate economic growth with the territory, in line with regional and local aspirations.

New warehouse and distribution center on Pillmore Lane in Highbridge (Image: UMC Architects)

“It is expected that the development will act as a catalyst to create a number of new jobs and inject investment into the local community.” The site is to the north of a planned development of 248 houses, accessible from the south end of Isleport Lane, which is currently viewed by council.

A decision on the warehouse proposals is expected by late spring, although it is unclear at this time whether the decision will go to the council’s development committee or be handled by the delegated powers of its officers. of planning.

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