NEW jobs are in prospect following approval for a depot close to the M53.
The premises, comprising two-storey offices and warehousing/repair workshop facilities, were put forward on land at Cloister Way, Ellesmere Port by L & R Roadlines.
Sister company Hitex operates from adjacent sites, planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council were told.
The depot would deal with the servicing of the group’s vehicles. Twelve additional staff could be employed, apart from employees, to be transferred from Bootle.
Forty five road liners would also move to the location. The new build would provide 535sq m of office space with the warehousing/repair workshop occupying 420sq m.
Parking would be provided at the front and rear. Larger vehicles would be parked on hardstanding at the rear.
No objections were raised by the highway authority, environmental protection specialists at the borough council or by the Health and Safety Executive.
As the land was designated for employment, there were no objections to the unit, planners suggested.
The design would be in keeping with other premises in the locality and with some additional planting the layout would be acceptable.
Although the cleared site had previously been used for bulk fuel storage, environmental protection specialists had no concerns.
The application was recommended for approval.