Jobs boost as haulage yard plan in Darlaston agreed

Disused land in Darlaston is to be transformed into a new haulage yard business providing a jobs boost to the area.

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

Walsall Council planners have given the go-ahead to PMT Haulage Limited to introduce their new operation on the site on the corner of Kendrick Road and Heath Road.

The business will see a total of up to 40 lorries or trailers kept there with eight new roles – for six drivers and two security guards – being created in the process.

The site was previously used for storing skips until the owner left in November 2019 and it has stood empty and on the market to let ever since.

Planning agent First City said: “It is anticipated that there will be in the region of approximately 10-40 lorries or trailers parked on the site at its maximum.

“The site is currently vacant having been marketed for a number of months following the previous tenant vacating the site last year.

“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 development will ensure use of a site that would otherwise remain vacant and provide employment which would help to contribute to both the vibrancy and economy of the area.

“(It) is located in a sustainable location where staff will be able to access the premises via sustainable transport methods including the bus but is also ideally situated for a access to highways links which is essential for a haulage business.

“The proposed use will have no impact on neighbouring tenants/ businesses. The proposed activities will not result in the creation of noise or odour and the opening times will not result in a detrimental impact on other businesses.”

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