What is being proposed?
The site comprises the employment element of the South West Rugby allocation – a new mixed use neighbourhood of up to 5,000 dwellings – in Rugby Borough Council’s Submission Local Plan.
The South West Rugby allocation is located to the South West of Rugby town centre, to the north of the junction between the M45 Motorway, London Road (A45) and Coventry Road (B4429), and the employment element is located in the south west corner of the allocation as shown on the adjoining plan.
The proposals are therefore being brought forward in response to Rugby Borough Council’s emerging policy framework for the South West Rugby Area.
The proposals for symmetry park, Rugby respond to occupier demands for high quality logistics floorspace and provide for the early provision and delivery of jobs to meet the needs of Rugby, and deliver a sustainable balance to the current and planned housing growth to the South West of Rugby.
The proposal is to seek an outline planning permission for:
“Up to 186,500 square metres (2,007,470 square feet) of logistics floorspace, within Class B8 of the Town and Country Planning Use Classes Order 1987, with ancillary Class B1(a) offices, together with associated site infrastructure including: lorry parking; landscaping; and, sustainable drainage, with details of the means of access included for approval. The proposals also safeguard 0.4 hectares of land for a potential fire station.”
What happens next?
It is intended that the outline planning application will be submitted to Rugby Borough Council in Autumn 2017. In preparing the planning application, we will have regard to the comments expressed by members of the public attending this exhibition and will look to incorporate those comments in the scheme design where possible. We will provide Rugby Borough Council with a report that sets out the range of comments expressed at this exhibition.
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