Bericote secures approval for 66,000 sq ft St Helens shed
The local authority greenlit the Leamington Spa-based developer’s plans for a warehouse at the M6Major.com industrial park during yesterday’s planning committee meeting.
The decision was made after more than an hour’s worth of discussion, where St Helens councillors cited concerns over a lack of knowledge as to who the end user of the 66,000 sq ft industrial unit might be and what that could mean for traffic.
Ultimately Bericote Properties prevailed, with councillors voting to accept the planning officer’s recommendation to approve the application.
With permission in hand, Bericote can proceed with its plans to build the shed on more than five acres of land off Moore Park Way.
The warehouse, which will also include 6,000 sq ft of offices on its first floor, will be in good company. M6Major.com is also home to Kellogg’s and Amazon and sits west of Hydock Industrial Estate.
Access to the M6Major.com shed will be from the Haydock Lane Junction. There are 65 car parking spaces in the approved application, of which 14 are for electric vehicles. Cyclists will have 36 spaces for their bicycles, while motorcycles will have four.
UMC Architects designed the project for Bericote. Lichfields was the planning consultant.
FPCR was the landscape architect. Hydrock advised on transport and mining issues. Tetra Tech was the noise and air quality consultant. The LED lighting consultant was MBA Consulting Engineers. The flood risk assessor and drainage strategist was Burrows Graham.
You can learn more about the approved project by searching application reference number P/2022/0807/FUL on St Helens Council’s planning portal.