Support for new site plan

PUBLISHED: 13:34 14 June 2007 | UPDATED: 15:08 12 May 2010

We didn’t want to be in a postion where we had to move somewhere else
–	Mark Shannahan

We didn't want to be in a postion where we had to move somewhere else - Mark Shannahan

LDS (Ling Dynamics) has submitted plans to build a new plant. The move comes almost 18 months after the Royston-based company said it was closing its current operation at a building in Baldock Road. Plans submitted to North Herts District Council would se

LDS (Ling Dynamics) has submitted plans to build a new plant.

The move comes almost 18 months after the Royston-based company said it was closing its current operation at a building in Baldock Road.

Plans submitted to North Herts District Council would see the development of a site in Jarman Way, Royston.

The planning application is for the erection of a building for light industrial use, warehousing and manufacturing.

The scheme includes a service yard, parking area and landscaping to the site.

Royston Town Council's planning committee gave its support to the project at a meeting on Monday evening.

Cllr Rod Kennedy told committee members: "I was going to object because it is the only site available for Ling Dynamics.

"Now we know it is that company, then we can have no objections."

When LDS announced the closure of its plant in Baldock Road it said it was keen to remain in the Royston area.

Mark Shannahan, chief finance officer, told The Crow yesterday (Wednesday): "We are currently working through the planning process.

"But we are excited about the plans and it will, obviously, be a much better facility for us."

He continued that the company had spent a considerable amount of time looking at its options.

"It was always our intention to remain in the area," said Mr Shannahan.

"We have a skilled and loyal workforce and we didn't want to be in a position where we had to move out somewhere else," he added.

Meanwhile, plans to demolish the building and develop the site for housing have been approved after a long-running battle over the density of the scheme.

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