27th Oct, 2016

Public consultations for proposed JLR expansion start this week.

Aisling Kiely 6th Sep, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

RESIDENTS are being given the opportunity to have their say on the planned expansion at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in Solihull as it launches a three-day public exhibition.

The proposal put forward by JLR outlines plans to build a Logistics Operations Centre (LOC) on the shoulder of the existing manufacturing plant – close to Elmdon Park and Damson Parkway.

The plans being developed include a warehousing operations space – approximately 90,000m2 – complete with offices and parking to assist with deliveries.

A spokesperson for JLR said: “We have a long heritage at Solihull and pride ourselves on working closely with the local community.

“Our design will seek to retain as much boundary vegetation as possible, including making use of existing and enhancing natural woodland for perimeter screening.

“By making our logistics network more efficient, there will be a reduction in the overall number of heavy goods vehicle miles completed on the West Midland’s roads.”

The exhibitions will take place at Jaguar Land Rover Visitor Centre on Lode Lane this Thursday (September 8) and Friday (September 9) between 4pm and 7pm.

A final exhibition will also be held on Saturday (September 10) between 10am and 2pm.

For more information on the plans ahead of the exhibitions, visit www.JLR-LOC.com