Councillors set to back distribution warehouse which could bring 300 new jobs to Basildon

PLANS for a distribution warehouse which could create more than 300 jobs could be backed by councillors next week.

Prologis UK submitted a planning application to Basildon Council last year to transform the former Visteon Radiator plant in Christopher Martin Road, Basildon, into a large, modern distribution centre.

It is hoped that the warehouse will bring major employers to the town as the company leases its other national sites to the likes of Tesco, Superdrug, Sainsbury’s, BMW and Marks and Spencer.

The proposals have now been recommended for approval by Basildon Council on the grounds that the centre will be within an existing employment area, provide jobs and make use of an empty site.

Jonathan Buck, vice-president at Prologis, said: “We are very pleased that the planning application has been recommended for approval.

“There is a high level of demand among occupiers for modern, energy-efficient buildings of this size in the South East and the proposed development has the potential to bring up to 300 new jobs to Basildon.”

Councillors are set to vote on the plans on February 12.

Tony Ball, Tory leader of Basildon Council, said: “I very much welcome any new employer coming into the town and it’s pretty clear in my view that the distribution centre is right to be recommended for approval. It just goes to show that Basildon is open for business.”

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2:18pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

watch out for all that obsolete machinery buried in concrete all over the site - should be fun digging the foundations around those and the contaminated soil left by years of heavy industrial use and abuse.....
watch out for all that obsolete machinery buried in concrete all over the site - should be fun digging the foundations around those and the contaminated soil left by years of heavy industrial use and abuse..... Cosmo Spring
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2:37pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

Always good to hear of jobs, at the lower end, being created, good for Basildonians.
Always good to hear of jobs, at the lower end, being created, good for Basildonians. Carnabackable
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12:21am Sun 10 Feb 13

Devils Advocate says...

At the lower end? The council crowed when they created a potential 800 jobs as they allowed Barclays to build on the land set aside for Gloucester park North West. Sadly, after getting the building under way, Barclays then changed up their mind about moving there. Still, doesn't matter because we all know Basildon folk are happy to be on the dole watching their 60" telivisions with sky and a McDonalds takeaway so what does it matter?

(Incidentally, the bit about the TV etc. is not true, it's just what CERTAIN regulars write on here! whenever Basildon gets a mention!)
At the lower end? The council crowed when they created a potential 800 jobs as they allowed Barclays to build on the land set aside for Gloucester park North West. Sadly, after getting the building under way, Barclays then changed up their mind about moving there. Still, doesn't matter because we all know Basildon folk are happy to be on the dole watching their 60" telivisions with sky and a McDonalds takeaway so what does it matter? (Incidentally, the bit about the TV etc. is not true, it's just what CERTAIN regulars write on here! whenever Basildon gets a mention!) Devils Advocate
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2:06pm Sun 10 Feb 13

shoebury52 says...

The polish/russian people will be happy with more choice of work. You won't get the work shy off there arses just because you create jobs in there area
The polish/russian people will be happy with more choice of work. You won't get the work shy off there arses just because you create jobs in there area shoebury52
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8:00pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Devils Advocate says...

shoebury52 wrote:
The polish/russian people will be happy with more choice of work. You won't get the work shy off there arses just because you create jobs in there area
Perhaps those you call the work shy are pig sick of the rich asset stripping everything those same "Work shy" worked so hard to create, work that made this the great country it once was. As we speak those same rich are working to create yet more ways to return the population to serfdom.
Would you want to work for these liars who drive around in their 2013 £150000 plus cars and plead poverty to the rest of us? Try looking upwards sometimes, instead of down your nose. You might find that even you aren't what you think you are!
[quote][p][bold]shoebury52[/bold] wrote: The polish/russian people will be happy with more choice of work. You won't get the work shy off there arses just because you create jobs in there area[/p][/quote]Perhaps those you call the work shy are pig sick of the rich asset stripping everything those same "Work shy" worked so hard to create, work that made this the great country it once was. As we speak those same rich are working to create yet more ways to return the population to serfdom. Would you want to work for these liars who drive around in their 2013 £150000 plus cars and plead poverty to the rest of us? Try looking upwards sometimes, instead of down your nose. You might find that even you aren't what you think you are! Devils Advocate
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12:09am Mon 11 Feb 13

Lastlaugh... says...

Another packet for Tony?
Another packet for Tony? Lastlaugh...
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