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Expansion set to provide more jobs

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A transport business in the Moorlands has applied for planning permission to extend its existing yard areas to provide additional vehicle parking and associated landscaping works. Applicant, Mr M Shirley of MJS Transport (UK) Ltd, has submitted the application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for the site at Woodhead Garage, Froghall Road in Cheadle.

A transport business in the Moorlands has applied for planning permission to extend its existing yard areas to provide additional vehicle parking and associated landscaping works.

Applicant, Mr M Shirley of MJS Transport (UK) Ltd, has submitted the application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for the site at Woodhead Garage, Froghall Road in Cheadle.

A spokesperson for the applicant stated, within the Planning Statement which accompanies the planning application: “The existing site, inclusive of the existing buildings and associated yard occupies an area of 18,925 square metres.

The application proposes to extend the yard by some 3,386 square metres.

The yard will be surfaced in concrete and drained via the existing sustainable drainage system on the site.

1.4 The existing yard has space for the parking of 43 lorries and two vans.

The application proposes to remove six of the existing spaces that lie parallel with the northern elevation of the building, along with the eleven spaces located to its northeast and provide a new parking area encompassing a total of 52 lorry parking spaces (a net increase of 35).”

The spokesperson continued: “The proposal will also have a beneficial effect on the wider local economy.

The proposal represents a further £1million investment by this business into Cheadle, along with opportunities for further employment growth (approximately 20-40 jobs over the next five years).

By facilitating the growth of the business, the proposed development will enable MJS Transport to offer their services to additional customers within the Moorlands and wider area, whilst also maintaining their existing base of clients.

In doing so the development will help to facilitate economic growth of those other businesses as part a ripple effect.”

Other sites have been have been considered by the company, such as at Blythe Bridge Business Park in Cresswell, New Haden Industrial Estate in Cheadle, and the former petrol station off Broad Street in Leek but it has been concluded that there are no suitable alternative premises available within Staffordshire Moorlands to meet the applicant’s operating requirements and expected future growth.

The application form, in regards to this extension, additionally sets out the proposal of more employment as well as more parking within the area for both lorries and cars, claiming that currently there are 75 existing employees working at full time but, with this extension, that will extend to 95 employees working at full time.

A decision is yet to be made upon this application by SMDC. For further information and to make a comment on the application, go online to the council’s website.

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