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New factories and warehouses planned creating 900 jobs at Moxley tip site

By Jordan Reynolds | Darlaston | Business | Published:

The site of the former Moxley tip is to be transformed with factories, warehouses and offices creating up to 900 jobs.

The Moxley Road site

Parkhill Estates Limited has submitted an application for the 11 acre site.

It includes a new road junction with traffic signals from the southern boundary of the site onto Moxley Road, along with other highways works.

In a report set to go to Walsall Council’s planning committee on Thursday, it says it will provide 250 short term jobs as well as 900 long term jobs.

It says: “It will deliver up to 43,664sqm of high-end industrial, logistics and manufacturing floorspace by 2021.

“Short term construction employment will provide up to 250 temporary jobs.

“Long term operational employment and upskilling up to approximately 900 full time or equivalent jobs.”

This site is a former sand quarry that had been in-filled with waste from the 1940s and is known locally as Moxley Tip.

But Moxley Road Service Station, Moxley Car Centre Car and six advertising hoardings are currently located at the front of the site and would be lost as part of the proposal.

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Ten letters of objection have been sent to the council. Some of the objections include mentions of an impact on property values, loss of privacy, and extra traffic.

Valerie Vaz MP for Walsall South commented on the application saying residents have raised concerns to her about light, noise, air pollution and increased flooding.

The report says that ‘hazardous materials’ such as asbestos, methane and carbon dioxide gas have been identified within the site and consideration should be given to stop the gas migrating to nearby sites and properties.

The planning committee is set to make a decision on the plans on Thursday, with an officer recommendation for approval.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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