A warehouse which could house up to 400 employees is set to be built on a former speedway site in North Staffordshire.
Peveril Securities’ proposals to build a unit on the 6.5 hectare site near to Pit Head Close and Lymedale Business Park in Newcastle-under-Lyme have been approved by planners at the Borough Council.
The site had been home to the Stoke Potters speedway team between 1973 and 2019 when its Loomer Road Stadium was sold off.
Councillors at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council discussed concerns about potential traffic and parking issues as part of the proposals, before eventually giving the green light to the application.
Committee chairman Andrew Fear said: “The most important thing is for us to be clear in our own minds about access.
“A lot of residents have mentioned Loomer Road. But the only access from this site is from Pit Head Close and that’s the important point.”
Councillor Bert Proctor said: “There is no vehicular access via Loomer Road, which fits in with what residents want. The pedestrian access that leads from Loomer Road is what residents are looking for.
“From the point of view of access I think where we are today is where we need to be.”