Full consent has been given by Cheshire West & Chester’s planning committee for a 242,000 sq ft factory at Road One at Winsford Industrial Estate.
Acting through its property vehicle Baloo Properties, Tiger Trailers lodged an application to deliver a facility including industrial and ancillary office space. Tiger is a truck and van builder that has outgrown its existing site to the south of the currently vacant development plot and intends to grow from employing 190 people to around 500.
The main development site for the scheme comprises 17.4 acres, with additional space for the temporary storage of topsoil and access into the site taking the application to a total of 23.6 acres.
Recommending the scheme for approval, CWAC officers noted that: “The proposal represents a significant investment in a key area east of the borough at Winsford Industrial Estate. The proposal would allow the expansion of an existing business to develop. Also, approximately an additional 300 jobs would be created when the proposal is built out in full.
“The development would provide a sustainable industrial facility which would bring forward major investment. The development would also provide new job opportunities both in construction and operation and within the local supply chain including local services.”
The architect for the scheme is AJA while ID Planning submitted the application.