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Muck, Trains And Autonomous Vehicles: What The Planners Expect At Peddimore

Peddimore as it will look

Gas emissions from the nearby Minworth sewage works could help power the new 170-acre Peddimore logistics and industrial development near Birmingham.

The muck-into-fuel proposal is buried in the new Peddimore Supplementary Planning Guidance, due for approval by Birmingham City Council's cabinet on 16 April.

The plan follows a consultation last year. As a result, the guidance has been strengthened to ensure transport issues are dealt with as part of the planning application, which includes a new local access road and rail access.

The Peddimore development must also make allowance for autonomous vehicles, council documents insist.

IM Properties said last year that it will launch a 484K SF speculative first phase at the £350M Peddimore development. A hybrid planning application has already been submitted and a decision is due in May.

IM Properties won preferred developer status for the 160-acre site in spring 2018

The scheme could see 2.8M SF of new floorspace at Minworth in a Birmingham industrial market starved of new development.

Work on site could begin as soon as September.