Developer Verdant Regeneration will submit plans later this Autumn to redevelop the former Stanton Ironworks near Ilkeston in Derbyshire into a vast 2.8m sq ft warehouse park.
The firm has just gone out to public consultation on its plan for the 200-acre site located near J25 of the M1 between Nottingham and Ilkeston.
As well as extensive remediation and re-use of a large, brownfield site, the plans include consolidation of the existing rail line and provision of new rail spur.
David Ward, Director of Verdant Regeneration, said: “The team has been working closely with Erewash Borough Council and a wide range of stakeholders to prepare a planning application which offers significant economic development and employment in a scheme which also retains much of the green open space and waterways within the site.”
New Stanton Park site has already been identified by Erewash Borough Council as a key regeneration site in their Core Strategy.
With a direct and operational link to the Midland Mainline railway, the site has potential to become a key distribution point for materials being imported and exported efficiently throughout the UK and beyond.
Following the end of the consultation, feedback on the initial plans will be incorporated into the planning application, submission expected later in the year.
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