Reading council backs depot plan

Sun 19 December 2010, 2:18 pm

Reading councillors have given their backing to two new warehouses and offices which could create 500 jobs.(Sourced from Reading Chronicle.)

The planned storage and distribution hubs at Worton Grange, replacing the demolished Hewlett Packard building, make up just under 40,000 square metres of floor space.

Reading borough planners voted unanimously on Wednesday last week in favour of the plans, subject to the developer paying £100,000 towards transport in Reading to offset the extra lorries which will end up using the A33 and Basingstoke Road, and £77,300 towards training initiatives by economic development company Reading UK CIC.

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