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Amazon applies to expand its Midlands warehouse

Online retailing giant Amazon has revealed plans to create 350 jobs in Rugeley as it seeks permission to expand its massive packing warehouse in the Staffordshire market town.

The company has submitted a planning application to Cannock Chase Council to create a new entrance to the building and construct a new roundabout within the site to enhance traffic flow in and out of the centre. Additional car parking spaces are also proposed, plus a new bus stop on site.
The interior of the building, which is already home to millions of products, will be reconfigured to double capacity.

If the application is successful, 350 permanent jobs would be created at the Towers Business Park centre, Amazon said.

Cannock Chase Council leader George Adamson added: "A planning application has been received which, if approved, will see the expansion of Amazon's distribution capacity at their warehouse in Rugeley.

"Amazon's proposal to invest further in Rugeley is to be warmly welcomed, together with the new jobs that would be created. This shows that Cannock Chase is an attractive place to invest and create jobs for local people."

Amazon opened its Rugeley hub in September 2011 and currently employs more than 600 staff. The retailer is also expecting to create about 2,500 seasonal roles at Rugeley this Christmas.

Source : InsiderMedia

02 June 2014
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