Stoke & Staffordshire

Plans submitted for £8.5m Redhill business park

Aerial view of the park site
Image caption The Redhill business park, between the M6 and A34, is expected to attract technology companies

Plans have been submitted for a new business park that could create up to 2,500 jobs, Staffordshire County Council said.

If approved, the £8.5m scheme proposed for Redhill, off the A34 in Stafford, is due to be completed by spring 2013.

The local authority said the new site would target businesses in the research and technology sector.

The proposals require approval from planning authority Stafford Borough Council.

The county council's cabinet member for economic growth and enterprise Ben Adams said he was keen "to get the ball rolling as quickly as possible".

He said the business park would make the most of the county's skilled workforce, and hoped to attract global technology companies to the area.

The seven plots of between 50,000 and 200,000 sq ft are expected to be used for manufacturing and production.

The greenfield site, owned by Staffordshire County Council, has already been designated for commercial use.

No date has yet been set when the borough council planning committee will consider the proposals.

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