A new multi-million pound business park could be built in Cookstown, Tyrone I can reveal.
Proposals are being drawn up for the development – which would be expected to bring a significant jobs boost – by the LCC Group, which has its headquarters in the County Tyrone town.
Mid-Ulster District Council has been informed of the company’s intent with the submission of a pre-application notice.
In relates to a site on the Sandholes Road, on lands “to the rear and east of” the leading local retailer, RayGar Ltd.
Details of LCC Group’s scheme are not fully available at this time but will be unveiled at a future event before public opinion, through an expected online consultation exercise, is taken into consideration and a formal application made.
What is known is the LCC Group – which has been in business for 45 years and is recognised as a leading solid fuel wholesaler and distributor – plans to provide a business park boasting fully serviced industrial sites for tenants.
These will be geared towards a variety of uses including light industrial, general industrial and storage or distribution.
In addition, there will be separate warehouse development included as part of the development which will be classified for ‘general industrial’ purposes.
In this instance, it will serve as a metal fabrication, coating and galvanising plant.
In order to facilitate the expansive site, roads infrastructure will require changes. And, for that reason, a new right-hand turn access from Sandholes Road would be incorporated into any future planning application.
Car parking, servicing and access works will also be included.
The pre-application notice has been delivered to Mid-Ulster District Council and local political representatives for the Cookstown area.
Further details will follow in due course.