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Essex: Deal reached on legal agreements paving way for Tendring Europark project

The roundabout at Horsley Cross where the proposed Tendring Europark will join the A120.

The roundabout at Horsley Cross where the proposed Tendring Europark will join the A120.

Final legal agreements have been signed paving the way for an industrial park in Tendring which could be the “catalyst” for improvements to the A120.

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Officers at Tendring District Council (TDC) have successfully concluded negotiations with developers Croland Ltd for the Tendring Europark site south-west of the Horsley Cross roundabout on the A120.

Councillors on the planning committee gave outline approval for the industrial unit and warehouse park, with bus depot and telecommunications mast providing broadband to the area, back in February but the final go-ahead was subject to the legal agreements being reached. A deal was struck on Friday almost as the time-limit expired to finish negotiations.

It is hoped the scheme will create between 300-500 jobs.

Mick Page, TDC leader and councillor for regeneration, said: “This will be one of the biggest schemes in Tendring district in terms of job creation and it is the catalyst to start doing some work along the A120 corridor.

“The more we can get job creation along there it will all help towards dualling the road.

“We were hoping Bathside Bay [a proposed deep-sea container port development in Harwich] would have come on before now and we have had to look at other ways of achieving it but this is the start of it.

“It has been a complicated planning application because of the bus services and broadband mast, but this means the rural areas will all have high speed broadband. This is not just a planning application for jobs but for prosperity across the whole of Tendring.

“This is a perfect example of how you can get industrial units in a rural area without a need for housing, and with the four bus routes from Manningtree, Harwich, Clacton and Colchester coming to the site this will be sustainable.

“I hope towards the end of the year we will see things happening on the site.”

A spokesman for developers Croland said the company was not able to comment at this time, but hoped to be able to release more details over the coming weeks.

However in a statement when the outline approval was given in February the company said the scheme would act as a catalyst for growth and inward investment in the district and it would carry out the build programme over the next 12 months.

Local reaction was split, with many in favour of the opportunities the site would provide while others feared road improvements were needed first and the development would encourage out-of-town jobs where all workers would need to drive.

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