Posted: Mon 30th Jan 2023

Five new industrial units will capitalise on the growing logistics sector and bring 1,000 new jobs to Deeside

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jan 30th, 2023

A consultation has been launched on plans to build five industrial units in Deeside which the developer says will bring significant investment into Flintshire, creating over 1,000 new jobs and boosting the local economy.

In plans are given the green light, the new units will form part of the huge Northern Gateway residential, industrial and retail development on the site which stretches from the former RAF Sealand base to the River Dee.

The new units will be built on land between the JohnSummers clock tower building and Farm Road in Garden City.

The proposed plans include 103,200 sqm of employment space across the five units which will be used for industrial, storage, and distribution uses, along with 1,184 parking spaces, including 65 accessible spaces and 128 electric vehicle charging spaces.

Pochin Goodman (Northern Gateway) Ltd aims to build five new industrial units in the Northern Gateway, “which will help capitalise on the growing logistics sector and bring more investment into the area.”

With a shift in customer needs towards online shopping, the new logistics infrastructure is crucial to meeting consumer demands and future requirements in the sector.

The plans are also expected to attract hi-tech and sustainable companies, looking to operate more efficiently.

Location of the units, close to John Summers Clocktower and Hawarden Bridge railway station

The developer says that once operational, “the Gateway Deeside project is expected to create over 1,000 jobs and opportunities for local residents, and significantly boost Flintshire’s economy, with an estimated increase of £2.8 million in business rates for local services.”

The development team has said it is “committed to an inclusive consultation process and has set up a virtual exhibition of the proposals.

A spokesperson for Pochin Goodman Ltd, said: “We are pleased to announce our plans to for five new industrial units in Deeside.”

“We are passionate about bringing employment opportunities to the local area and want to expand the current facilities to create the space for businesses to grow and boost the economy.”

“Our plans will not only create over 1,000 new jobs, but bring huge economic investment to Deeside and Flintshire.

“We look forward to hearing your views on our plans.”

Local residents are being urged to have their say on the plans.

A public consultation will run until 24th February and detailed planning documents are available on a dedicated website, click here.

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