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St Modwen's plans will deliver two warehouses totalling more than 119,000 sq ft. Credit: Google Earth

Warrington approves revised Trident Business Park plans

St Modwen Logistics can now deliver more than 119,000 sq ft of warehouse space after receiving the green light at the council’s development management committee meeting last Thursday.

The UMC Architects-designed scheme will see the creation of two facilities at Trident Business Park off Warrington Road.

The larger warehouse would provide 77,000 sq ft of industrial space, while the smaller building would provide 42,800 sq ft.

Construction will follow the demolition of the 91,600 sq ft of vacant offices and the 6,400 sq ft Noggin Inn pub on site.

St Modwen submitted the revised plans in April following community backlash in 2021 regarding the scheme’s potential impact on nearby homes.

Updated proposals have seen the proposed height of the largest building reduced from 12.5 metres to 10 metres to lessen its visual impact. The warehouses will also now face away from surrounding houses, reducing noise and light pollution.

Warrington Council approved the revised application despite having received 333 objections. Traffic, wildlife, and environmental concerns were raised, as well as ongoing worries about the residential impact of the project.

Planning Prospects is the planning consultant for the scheme. Also on the project team is landscape architect RPS, environmental consultant SK Environmental Solutions, and arboricultural consultant Cheshire Woodlands.

To find out more about the plans, search for application number 2021/40696 on Warrington Council’s planning portal.

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