Public views sought on industrial park project that could create 4,900 jobs

Six 56 Warrington is a proposed new development comprising hundreds of thousands of sq ft of space at Junction 20 of the M6 and Junction 9 of the M56. Tony McDonough reports

Six 56 Warrington
Six 56 Warrington a proposed new development by Langtree and First Panattoni

 

A new industrial park planned for Warrington could see the creation of almost 5,000 new jobs and the public is being asked for its view on the project.

Six 56 Warrington is a proposed new development comprising hundreds of thousands of sq ft of space at Junction 20 of the M6 and Junction 9 of the M56, which will focus on occupiers from the logistics and manufacturing sectors.

Development partners Langtree and First Panattoni say it will provide up to 4,900 jobs for local people “from entry-level operatives to supply chain managers and skilled technicians”.

“Our emerging proposals will ensure that the Warrington economy can continue to grow and broaden the range of jobs on offer to local people,” says John Downes, group chief executive of developer Langtree. 

“The scheme would generate millions of pounds a year in new business rates to fund essential public services and our proposals include significant investment in infrastructure to help ensure traffic is moved away from residential areas on to the motorway network.”

And, he says, local residents, community groups and stakeholders will be consulted prior to submitting any planning application – beginning with two workshops in mid-October at Grappenhall Community Centre.

“We want to hear the public’s views, so in addition to these workshops we’ll be hosting further events, including a drop-in session in the local community later in the year,” said Mr Downes.

Two workshops are being held at Grappenhall Community Centre, Bell House Farm, Bellhouse Lane, Warrington WA4 2SG:

  • 5pm – 7pm Monday 15th October and
  • 2pm – 4pm Tuesday 16th October

Places at the workshop will have to be limited, so the public is being asked to register their interest in advance by calling Freephone 0800 130 3353 or emailing info@six56warrington.co.uk

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