Property developer Jaynic has submitted a hybrid planning application for its proposed 91-acre Stanton Business Park on the former RAF airfield at Shepherds Grove on the A143 near Stanton, Suffolk, which if approved could see work starting as soon as this summer.
The application submitted to West Suffolk Council, comprises:
- A detailed application for a new roundabout on the A143 giving direct access to Stanton Business Park / Shepherds Grove West, and landscaping
- A detailed application for a new regional hub to be occupied by Copart UK, the vehicle storage, processing and re-marketing company
- And an outline application for four additional development plots that will provide opportunities for commercial and roadside uses
Jaynic director, Andrew Anderson, said: “We are very pleased to be bringing forward the Stanton Business Park planning application for employment uses, which accords with the allocation in the adopted West Suffolk Local Plan.
As part of the scheme, we will provide an alternative and direct connection to the A143 for the businesses at Shepherds Grove West industrial estate. This will help provide relief to Stanton from the commercial and HGV traffic that currently routes through the village. We also look forward to delivering additional employment opportunities via the four sites that will become available for occupiers, which are capable of accommodating buildings of between 17,500 – 70,000 sq ft,” adds Anderson.
Copart has agreed to purchase 68-acres, subject to planning, to create its largest centre in the UK, as part of a major expansion programme to meet continued and growing demand from its customers. It has 15 other centres around the UK handling more than half a million vehicles a year, and remarketing vehicles on behalf of the insurance sector, fleet, lease and hire companies.
Savills and Hazells are marketing agents for the scheme and the employment opportunities available on the remaining development plots.