Logistics firm could create 200 jobs

Logistics firm could create 200 jobs

By Gareth Dennison | 06/01/2022

Logistics firm could create 200 jobs


FRESH plans have been filed as a logistics company showed interest in bringing 200 jobs to a warehouse site near Gulliver’s Valley.

Outline permission had already been granted for the wider Network Space development, off Mansfield Road, Wales.

Concerns from the theme park were addressed during the process – with an acoustic barrier placed on the boundary before the first plans were approved by Rotherham Council last April.

Now interest has been shown by a potential occupier, meaning Network Space has applied for fresh permission for the northern part of the site.

The plans say: “A logistics company has shown interest in the potential development and has a certain set of operational requirements, meaning the parameters within the outline approval need to be revisited.

“The position of the unit is key, taking into consideration the newly developed Gulliver’s Valley and hence a natural soft landscaped screening strategy has been adopted.

“The site layout has been fully driven by the requirements of the end user and the design has been developed according to their operational needs and at the same time making the most efficient use of the site.

“The end user requires their building to be serviced by vehicles on three elevations with a combination of dock level servicing and level access doors for differing types of vehicles. This means that service access is required around the whole perimeter of the building.”

About 200 jobs are set to be created by the development of the north part of the site, which would be just under 8,000sq metres.

The whole site being occupied could see more than 500 roles eventually.

A new planning statement from the developers said: “The proposals will make a significant contribution to the creation of a strong, competitive local economy.

“The scheme presents an opportunity to contribute towards employment growth within Rotherham and will deliver substantial economic benefits, providing significant inward investment, positive economic growth and significant job opportunities for Rotherham and further afield.”


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