Plans for 285,000 sq ft scheme could create 500 jobs

Plans have been submitted for the construction of new business premises which could result in the creation of up to 500 jobs in Southam, Warwickshire.

AC Lloyd Commercial, based in Warwick, has applied for outline planning permission to Stratford-on-Avon District Council for a 285,000 sq ft scheme, working in partnership with the landowners and their advisors, Savills.

The site is situated next to the Holywell Business Park on Leamington Road.

Mark Edwards, managing director at AC Lloyd Commercial, said this development would help Southam’s business community to continue to thrive.

He said: “The development would create a significant number of temporary and permanent jobs and strengthen the local economy.

“Sites such as this would be perfect for small and medium businesses wanting to expand or move from a home-based environment into a commercial park along with all the associated benefits that brings.”

The planning application is expected to be discussed by Stratford-on-Avon District’s Council’s planning committee later this year.