The application by New Street LLP is for three buildings constructed on land at the rear of Electrium Point, off Forge Road, in Willenhall.
The open grassland site, which is undeveloped, is currently used for temporary storage and car parking.
It comprises two parcels of land covering an area of almost 3.5 hectares – the eastern part is hardstanding and scrubland, while the western part is occupied by a lorry park.
If approved by Walsall Council, the development would involve the part demolition of existing office floorspace and a separate storage unit, and the closing of existing vehicle access from Forge Road.
The existing internal access road would be upgraded and the area would be landscaped.
The plan is for two of the three units to be arranged in a single terrace on the western boundary of the site while the third, larger, unit would be sited on the eastern boundary.
Each unit would have its own service area and parking forecourt at the front.
A letter from Simply Planning Ltd on behalf of the applicant says: “The planning application is submitted on a speculative basis with the final tenant mix to be confirmed. The scheme is fully funded, costed and deliverable.
“The key benefits of the proposal include an investment of £3 million, the creation of additional jobs and a development that wholly accords with the Statutory Development Plan. The proposal will result in the delivery of economic generating uses through the development of an underutilised, yet established, employment site.
“The proposals are grounded in commercial reality and there is an evidenced need for further commercial floorspace at this location.”
A decision is expected to be made on the application by Walsall Council by March 23.
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