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Consultation on a planning application for an extension to the Manor Royal

Consultation on a planning application for an extension to the Manor Royal

More developers demonstrate their confidence in the long-term future of Manor Royal by investing in plans to build new facilities designed to attract new companies and jobs to the area.

See full details from Aberdeen Standard

Aberdeen Standard Investments is preparing a planning application for a natural extension to the Manor Royal Business District on land to the north of Hydehurst Lane, Crawley. They are keen to share their plans and to receive feedback.

The development is being proposed to meet a local need for new high quality employment space and will provide the following local economic benefits:

1. This development will provide high-quality employment space, creating up to 270 jobs

2. The development will make an economic contribution of up to £18,900,000 in Gross Added Value Terms to the local economy

3. It will generate estimated business rates of £320,000 annually

The development proposes c.10,000sqm of flexible Class E(g)(iii) (light industrial), Class B2 (general industrial) and Class B8 (storage or distribution) across three units.

It will be accessed from Hydehurst Lane, a high-grade road which currently serves units within Manor Royal and joins the A23, providing links into Crawley, Gatwick Airport and the M23. The emerging design provides 128 car parking spaces with sufficient space for additional parking if required depending on final occupiers.

The height of the proposed buildings is between 12.5m and 14.5m, in keeping with the character of the Manor Royal Business District. The positioning of the buildings and a buffer of native hedge and trees along the northern boundary are proposed to reduce the visual impact on the rural fringe beyond. New flood attenuation features will be provided and the Public Right of Way through the site will be retained.

Aberdeen Standard Investments plans to submit an application in spring 2021. If approved, construction would begin in early 2022, with occupation of the development targeted for 2023.

Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of Manor Royal BID said: "Aberdeen Standard Investments are the latest company to declare their interest in the area. This reinforces the underlying strength of Manor Royal and bodes well for the future as we emerge from the current crisis."

Aberdeen Standard Investments would like to hear your views on the proposed development and can answer any questions you might have.

Send your comments by email or phone to:

Phone: 07788 464147

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