A detailed planning application to establish a major new logistics facility at the Nova Business Park in Robroyston, has been submitted to Glasgow City Council (Friday 2 July 2021).
Specialist logistics developer, Tritax Symmetry, has submitted the application following the successful delivery of its public consultation process, which saw the company engage with political stakeholders, community councils, businesses and local residents via a range of measures.
The planning application is for a 500,000 sq ft storage and distribution warehouse with ancillary offices and vehicle parking. It will be built on a 45-acre site forming part of the Scottish Enterprise managed business park and sits alongside the existing Robroyston Retail Park off Junction 2 of the M80. The site, allocated for commercial use in Glasgow City Council’s Local Development Plan, has remained vacant for many years.
In bringing this vacant site into use, the project will create between 700 and 800 jobs through the construction and landscaping phases. Once HarperCollins UK Publishers Ltd has taken up occupancy, the site will support around 500 jobs, bringing a much welcome boost to the local Robroyston economy.
Tritax Symmetry delivered a range of communications as part of its comprehensive public consultation, to ensure people were informed of the plans and had the opportunity to engage on matters of importance to them.
The consultation included:
- A dedicated website (www.symmetryparkglasgow.scot) providing information relating to the development, from the overall scope of work, traffic management, vehicular and pedestrian access, environmental assessment, ecology, job creation and landscaping
- News release targeting local media to communicate the proposal and public exhibitions
- Two virtual public exhibitions hosted on Thursday 3 June, providing an opportunity for participants to have live conversations with Tritax Symmetry
- Flyers delivered to around 4,500 households in the surrounding areas
- Written and verbal communication with key stakeholders and community groups
- Dedicated conversations and engagement with Robroyston Community Council
- Statutory adverts in local media
Matt Claxton, Planning Director at Tritax Symmetry, said: “Following our comprehensive public consultation, we are pleased to have submitted our planning application to Glasgow City Council.
“We have listened to and taken on board all comments raised throughout the process and are confident that they have each been addressed.
“This is an exciting opportunity to establish a state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable facility, which will support hundreds of jobs for the Glasgow economy. We look forward to the opportunity of bringing this purpose built facility to the area.”