Community Invited To Comment On Plans For Land At Shepherds Grove Industrial Estate, Stanton

Local developer, Jaynic, is inviting the public to view plans for the development of land at Shepherd’s Grove in Stanton for employment uses at a drop-in community consultation event.

The site, which will be known as Stanton Business Park, will create new jobs for the local area on a site that has been allocated as part of a ‘rural employment area’ by West Suffolk Council. The site is located on a former airfield, between two existing industrial estates – Shepherd’s Grove East and Shepherd’s Grove West.

A drop-in public consultation event is being held:

Thursday 21st July

 3pm to 8pm

Stanton Village Hall, The Recreation Ground, Old Bury Road,
Stanton, IP31 2BX

Draft plans for the business park will be on display and members of the project team will be available to discuss the proposals and answer questions. Feedback will be invited at the event and via a consultation website:

In line with the Council’s planning policy for the site, the plans include a new roundabout and access road from the A143 linking through to Grove Lane, providing all the industrial estate HGV traffic that currently travels through Stanton village with a new, safer and more direct route from the A143 to Shepherd’s Grove West. 

Around two thirds of the 91-acre site will be occupied by Copart for the storage, distribution and processing of accident-damaged and non-damaged motor vehicles. Copart expects to provide up to 90 full time jobs for the local area.

Four further plots are allocated in the plans for commercial/roadside uses and general employment (around 10 acres in total), providing additional jobs. The remainder of the site will be used for the new access road and roundabout from the A143, as well as areas for landscaping and biodiversity enhancements. 

Feedback will be invited up to 19th August 2022. Jaynic will then consider the feedback before finalising the plans and submitting a planning application to West Suffolk Council in the autumn.