Panattoni has submitted its plans for a vast industrial development at the former Honda site in Swindon.

The developer says around 7,000 jobs could be created over the next 10 years at the 145-hectare site. It plans eight buildings covering light industrial, storage and distribution and general industrial and manufacturing uses.

There will also be a new public park with cycling and pedestrian links.

Cllr Gary Sumner, Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet member for strategic infrastructure, transport and planning, said: “I welcome the submission of this first planning application by Panattoni and the scale and ambition of these plans which, subject to the planning process and the planning committee granting permission, would transform the former Honda site, generating thousands of new jobs.

“Panattoni already has a track record in Swindon, delivering the 2.3 million sq ft logistics centre at Symmetry Park for Amazon.”

Leader of the council Cllr David Renard said: “It’s great to see this planning application come forward that would generate significant economic benefits to Swindon.

“During the first consultation process it was estimated that the £700 million investment to redevelop the site could bring £1.4 billion worth of economic value to the town through the value of goods and services. I would encourage residents to review the plans and have their say.”

The hybrid application seeks outline permission for the development and full permission for demolition of existing buildings.

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