Up to 600 permanent jobs could be created after Warmflame Developments submitted plans for a major industrial and warehousing development in Corby.

Solihull-based Warmflame Developments is seeking permission from the borough council for the 23-acre site off Curver Way.

About 460,210 sq ft of employment space would be created across up to three buildings if the go-ahead is given with the final number and their appearance set to be decided at a later date.

The land at Willowbrook East Industrial Estate forms part of the Tata Steel site which mas mostly been redeveloped.

A statement submitted to the council on behalf of the applicant said: “The application seeks approval for the principle of employment uses on land situated within a large industrial area that is to be safeguarded for employment purposes through adopted and emerging planning policies.

“The proposals have the potential to create a significant number of new jobs in the borough.

“With proximity to housing in the wider areas beyond the industrial estates, over time more of the employees may be expected to come from the local area, especially as the workforce increases in the future.

“In view of the above, it is considered that the proposed development represents a meaningful employment opportunity, which will benefit Corby and the local economy.

“The application proposes a sustainable redevelopment of employment land in an industrial/commercial area, and is accessible by a choice of transport means.

“It has excellent access to primary road routes and bus services. There are no adverse environmental effects that cannot be mitigated.

“The application proposals will enable the creation and enhancement of wildlife habitat, creating conditions that will encourage and sustain ecological diversity.8.6The proposal is accessible, sustainable and fully accords with the relevant planning policy considerations.

“It is therefore concluded that the development proposed is acceptable in view of local and national planning aspirations, and in all other respects. As such it is respectfully requested that planning permission be granted.”

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