Walsall haulage yard plan could bring new jobs

A new haulage yard could be created on vacant Darlaston land, creating new jobs in the process.

Land at the corner of Kendricks Road and Heath Road in Darlaston where a proposed haulage yard could be opened. PIC: Google
Land at the corner of Kendricks Road and Heath Road in Darlaston where a proposed haulage yard could be opened. PIC: Google

PMT Haulage Limited has submitted a proposal to Walsall Council planning officers to take over the site on the corner of Kendricks Road and Heath Road.

It was previously used as a storage yard for skips until November 2019, when the old occupier left, and it has been on the market to let ever since.

If this proposal is approved, the new venture would see up to 40 lorries or trailers kept on site while a total of eight jobs – six drivers and two security guards – will be created.

In the application, agents First City said: “The site is currently vacant having been marketed for a number of months following the previous tenant vacating the site last year.

“The applicant wishes to use the site as a haulage yard for the storage of lorries and trailers. It is anticipated that there will be in the region of approximately 10-40 lorries or trailers parked on the site at its maximum.

“It is anticipated that lorries and trailers will be accommodated on site when not in use and then will be moved off site. The site will be used 24 hours a day.

“There will be eight full time members of staff. Two security guards and six drivers who will be directly employed by PMT Haulage Limited, jobs that will be created as a result of the proposed use.

“The proposed use will have no impact on neighbouring tenants/ businesses. The proposed activities will not result in the creation of excess noise or odour and the opening times will not result in any impact on neighbours due to its sustainable location within an employment and industrial area.”

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