DX refused planning for Easington hub

B2B delivery company DX Group has announced that it is ‘considering its options’ after the company’s plans to build a new central hub site in Easington, West Midlands, were refused for the second time at a council planning hearing.

The hearing was held on Tuesday this week. DX has released a statement to say that it is consulting its stakeholders and that the new options may include the development of another site.

On Tuesday the members of the South Staffordshire Council planning committee refused the proposed development of the site, saying that they had concerns over traffic congestion and air pollution, while also arguing that the £36 million project was inappropriate for a green belt location.

The site was at the junction of the M6 and M54 motorways, north east of Wolverhampton. DX had submitted a planning application in May 2016 for the same site but this was refused. It filed the revised application earlier this year leading to a second rejection.

In a statement, DX said: “The Company is now considering its options, including the development of an alternative site, in consultation with its stakeholders.”

Logistics is big business in the West Midlands with its central location allowing rapid movement of goods around the UK. There has been a spurt of growth in the region in logistics after the Brexit vote, and where many companies are being approved on different sites, it seems that Easington is not the right location in this instance.

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