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Old August 30th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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MAG World Logistics Hub - Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone

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MAG submits planning application for ‘World Logistics Hub’ at Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone

22nd August 2012

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has submitted an outline planning application for the development of a World Logistics Hub in the southern part of Greater Manchester’s Enterprise Zone at Manchester Airport.

Creating between 1.2- to 1.4-million square feet (sq ft) of new logistics space, the proposed Enterprise Zone development will generate more than 1,800 new jobs for local people over the next ten- to 15-years, in addition to jobs associated with the construction process.

The North West of England currently produces approximately 60% of the UK’s industrial output, a significant proportion of which is exported. World Logistics Hub will seek to capitalise upon this output, combining with the Airport’s existing cargo facilities at the adjacent World Freight Terminal, to create a world-class logistics district.

The proposed development programme is for a mix of medium- and small-sized logistics units ranging from approximately 7,500 to 200,000 square feet across a 36.9-hectare (91.2-acre) site next to Junction 6 of the M56 motorway, and close to the existing airport freight area. The new buildings will all be all designed and constructed to the highest possible BREEAM and LEED environmental standards.

Arranged around a simple road system with two primary landscaped boulevards, World Logistics Hub will provide a full range of air-to-road transfer, assembly and processing activities for freight forwarders and other logistics business with easy access to the Airport’s apron, train station and the UK motorway network.

The proposals also include 14.8-hectares (36.6-acres) of new landscaped areas and habitats surrounding the site, which will link with the Airport’s existing successful landscape and habitat management area, to ultimately create a network of rich and varied natural habitats extending to some 450-hectares (1,112-acres).

John Atkins, MAG’s Airport City Director, said: “This scheme will create a sustainable commercial product of international significance that will provide high quality and well-connected logistics facilities with access to the global marketplace and a population of over 24m people within a two-hour drive time. This connectivity will create an exceptional opportunity to improve international trade, cut transit times and drive more efficient, sustainable supply chains whilst supporting the local community, increasing employment opportunities and stimulating economic activity in the North West.”



Primary access to World Logistics Hub will be via the A538 Wilmslow Road, with junction upgrades made at Sunbank Lane. It will also benefit from the existing plans to improve Runger Lane and increase the capacity of Junction 6 of the M56 to accommodate airport traffic.

Manchester Airport is the UK’s fourth busiest airport by flown cargo volumes, carrying over 107,000 tonnes of import and export freight and mail in 2011. Handling freight-only aircraft, as well as cargo carried in the holds of passenger planes, World Freight Terminal is currently home to five industry-leading cargo handling companies and around 50 freight forwarding and logistics providers, as well as airline offices, sales agents and EU approved Border Inspection Post facilities. It currently provides a total of 675,000-sqft of warehouse and office accommodation, with more than 1000 people employed across the 57-acre site.

World Logistics Hub is located in the southern part of Greater Manchester’s Enterprise Zone. Designated as an Enterprise Zone by the UK Government in March 2011, it is centred on the Airport City project, which aims to transform Manchester Airport from a regional transport hub into an international business destination in its own right, attracting global businesses that would not have otherwise located in the region, or even the UK.

The £650m Airport City scheme – the first of its kind in the UK – was unveiled by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, in January 2012. Around 1.5 million sq ft of office space; 650,000 sq ft of advanced manufacturing; around 2,500 new hotel beds; and up to 100,000 sq ft of retail and leisure, will also be developed on land surrounding Manchester Airport’s public transport interchange and to north of the M56 spur road. This northern Airport City zone will be linked to the passenger terminals and the coach, bus and rail hub by a series of wide landscaped green bridges, based on New York’s elevated urban park, the Highline.

The wider 116-hectare Enterprise Zone – which also includes MediPark at University Hospital South Manchester, Wythenshawe town centre and a series of smaller, surrounding, opportunity sites – will create up to 20,000 new jobs over the next 15-years. A new Metrolink extension linking Wythenshawe and the Airport to the wider network is currently under-construction; and alongside the Airport’s existing public transport links will ensure that jobs created at the World Logistics Hub are highly accessible.



The outline planning application, submitted to Manchester City Council, follows consultation by Manchester Airports Group with local residents and businesses. For more information see: www.airportcity.co.uk

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For more information contact the MAG press office on +44 (0)161 489 2705 or press.office@manairport.co.uk

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The Outline Planning Application for World Logistics Hub comprises B8 logistics space with ancillary B1 office and ancillary facilities within a 36.9ha (91.2 acres) development area and 14.8ha (36.6 acres) of landscape and ecology mitigation area.
Manchester Airport is the UK’s biggest and busiest Regional Airport, serving around 19.5million passengers every year, with over 60 airlines offering global connections to 200 destinations.
Enterprise Zones are intended to stimulate business growth through the provision of subsidies in the form of business rate discounts, worth up to £275,000, super-fast broadband, a simplified planning regime and all business rate growth within the zone for a period of at least 25 years will be shared by the local authorities in the LEP area to support economic priorities.
MAG is the largest UK-owned airport operator, serving around 24 million passengers annually at its three airports: Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth. Its commercial property business MAG Developments has a £335million portfolio comprising over 200 properties across 5,000 acres, serving more than 850 companies.
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100263/OO/2012/S2 | Outline planning application for a World Logistic Hub comprising B8 logistic space with ancillary B1 office, amenity/retail space and landscape and ecology mitigation area | Land Bounded By M56 And A538 To The South West Of The World Freight Terminal Manchester WA15 8XL

http://www.publicaccess.manchester.g...263/OO/2012/S2






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Old August 30th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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More traffic lights at junction. What is wrong with people.

Lights =delays= fuel burn=slowing/accelerating.
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Old August 30th, 2012, 07:27 PM   #3
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Well unless you want to spend on a grade seperated junction for the lorries your going to have to have traffic lights!
Junction is off the Wilmslow Road rather than M56 so shouldnt be major delays as Junction 6 is grade seperated your only producing minor delays on the A358.
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Old August 31st, 2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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Has Wilmslow Road been renumbered because despite what is shown on the drawings this road was always the A 538
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Old September 1st, 2012, 06:36 PM   #5
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60%? that cant be right can it?
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 03:20 AM   #6
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60%? that cant be right can it?
The North West is the third largest region (by population) in the country by far. The London and South East region is centred around services and its difficult to think of many manufacturing companies down there. West Midlands springs to mind with cars, but the NW has quite a large car and also aerospace manufacturing base too.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 06:18 AM   #7
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The North West is the third largest region (by population) in the country by far. The London and South East region is centred around services and its difficult to think of many manufacturing companies down there. West Midlands springs to mind with cars, but the NW has quite a large car and also aerospace manufacturing base too.
i always assumed what was left of british industry was in the midlands, but im probably about 40 years out of date with that assumption!
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what kind of tory nonsense is this enterprise zone nonsense. We need higher taxes on companies so that the government can invest in new technologies and training.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 04:07 PM   #9
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what kind of tory nonsense is this enterprise zone nonsense. We need higher taxes on companies so that the government can invest in new technologies and training.
Total bollocks and bad economics. Higher taxes means companies have less money to invest and employ less people. Thats not a theory but a proven reality. The government doesn't and shouldn't be doing the investing.

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Old September 2nd, 2012, 06:29 PM   #10
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Is this in addition to the Davenport Green development?
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 08:31 PM   #11
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what kind of tory nonsense is this enterprise zone nonsense. We need higher taxes on companies so that the government can invest in new technologies and training.
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 09:10 PM   #12
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what kind of tory nonsense is this enterprise zone nonsense. We need higher taxes on companies so that the government can invest in new technologies and training.
Oh man, are you serious?

Tell you what, where are you from...Leeds..ok Leeds, no better still, Yorkshire adopts that strategy and the rest of us reduce taxes on business that allows them to employ more people to do proper productive work.

Stir gently and let simmer. How long do you think before the peoples republic of yorkshireland come looking for a bail out from the rest of us? Jeez
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Old September 2nd, 2012, 09:47 PM   #13
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Is this in addition to the Davenport Green development?
Davenport Green is a different development and nothing to do with the Airport City Enterprise Zone.

http://www.airportcity.co.uk/master-plan/

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereven...rtment-support
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Davenport Green is a different development and nothing to do with the Airport City Enterprise Zone.

http://www.airportcity.co.uk/master-plan/

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Cheers.
This development does seem to be very close to Sunbank Wood - an area I use regularly for dog walking!
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Where is the Trafford MBC/Manchester CC boundary?
Is it the M56?
I must admit I thought this area was in Trafford or even Cheshire
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Near the airport its the M56 then the former rail alignment/brooklands road upto Brooklands/Sale then its complicated basically outlining Sale.

The Dark line on this map.

http://rr-bce-static.s3.amazonaws.co...-BC.pdf?9d7bd4
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Near the airport its the M56 then the former rail alignment/brooklands road upto Brooklands/Sale then its complicated basically outlining Sale.

The Dark line on this map.

http://rr-bce-static.s3.amazonaws.co...-BC.pdf?9d7bd4
Cheers, so Cheshire is south of the River Bollin?
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Cheers, so Cheshire is south of the River Bollin?
A bit more complex than that - click on this link. Check the Cheshire East admin boundaries on the box on the left and pan and zoom into the area at the airport

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http://maps.cheshire.gov.uk/cheshire...aspx?&region=1
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A bit more complex than that - click on this link. Check the Cheshire East admin boundaries on the box on the left and pan and zoom into the area at the airport

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http://maps.cheshire.gov.uk/cheshire...aspx?&region=1
Cheers, I knew that the runway was in Manchester CC, but it is a strange boundary to the east of the runway
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Residents living near the proposed site of a £100m logistics hub at Manchester Airport are planning a protest against the plans.

Hundreds of people are expected to gather near the proposed site on Saturday and take part in a protest with a difference – a wildlife walk.

The campaigners are furious at plans to build a ‘world-class’ cargo centre, which will form part of the £650m Airport City project and is expected to create more than 1,800 jobs.

They are objecting to it because they claim it could ruin their neighbourhood and destroy the surrounding countryside.

Now, they are planning to descend on the area for a family-friendly walk around the woodlands and fields earmarked for development.

They claim that the project could threaten animal and plant species, as well as increasing traffic congestion and carbon emissions.

Airport bosses say the centre will house cargo space for freight companies, offering businesses unrivalled access to air and motorway links.

An outline planning application has already been submitted and it is thought that construction could begin before the end of the year.

Audrey O’Donovan, local resident and chair of Ringway Parish Council, said “The World Logistics Hub, should it get final approval, would result in serious loss of amenity and environmental damage for local people.

“The impact upon local wildlife and ecology would have serious consequences for the biodiversity of this area.”

The walkers will set off on their route – which will cover land in Altrincham and Hale – at 2pm and want as many people as possible to support them.

The cargo centre has been recommended for approval by councillors from the Wythenshawe Area Committee, subject to conditions, including access to footpaths and minimising noise levels.

The final decision is expected to be taken by Manchester council’s planning and highways committee next month.

Airport bosses say they hope it will create more than 1,800 permanent jobs over the next 10 to 15 years, in addition to construction posts.

It will form the southern part of the Airport City’s Enterprise Zone, which was unveiled by the government last March.

An airport spokesman said: “World Logistics Hub will help existing airport businesses to expand as well as attract new businesses to the north west region. This will generate much-needed economic growth and many jobs.

“It is unfortunate that a significant amount of misinformation has been circulated by a small minority which has misled local people. For example, the land is not in the Green Belt. We will continue to talk to local people to deal with their concerns.”
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