Warwick District Council and Coventry City Council have both given planning consent for the creation of Coventry and Warwickshire Gateway, which could lead to the delivery of up to 14,000 jobs for the region.
The Gateway scheme includes a new technology hub on land north of Coventry Airport and a manufacturing/logistics hub to the south as well as carrying out major road improvements to ease congestion and improve access around Jaguar Land Rover’s premises at Whitley Business Park.
There is a clear and identified shortfall of suitable sites for occupiers to locate to within Coventry and Warwickshire and The Gateway has been backed by the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership as a key priority for economic growth in the area.
The development would also promote the creation of enhanced habitat for wildlife and accessible open space around the edge of the site.
The scheme has been designed to dovetail with the Highways Agency’s &pund;110 million Toll Bar junction improvements in September this year, which will alleviate a long-standing traffic bottleneck which has been seen as a barrier to economic growth.
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