ABP plans for vehicle storage facility for 15k cars at former Tioxide site set for approval
The now redundant Huntsmans Tioxide site, Moody Lane, Grimsby
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 6 Oct 2017
Massive plans to transform the former Tioxide site in Grimsby into a vehicle storage facility for more than 15,000 cars are set to be approved.
The Moody Lane site has been bought by ABP, who have submitted a planning application to turn the former Huntsman land into a storage facility for vehicle imports and exports.
North East Lincolnshire Council's planning committee are recommended to approve the scheme when the panel next meets to discuss the borough's latest planning matters, on Wednesday, October 11.
If accepted, the site will be capable of holding 15,200 cars and could create 24 full-time jobs.
Titanium dioxide was manufactured at the site from the 1940s until production ceased in March 2009.
RPM Industrial Services Ltd two years ago purchased the extensive site, demolished the buildings and iconic chimney stack, fully cleaning the land for future use.
The iconic chimney was demolished in June 2015.
In April 2016, they were successful in gaining planning permission to erect 18 light industrial/commercial units and a cafe on part of the land. This also includes a corporate training facility.
RPM then sold the remaining land to ABP, which has submitted plans for the site.
The new planning application submitted to the council on behalf of ABP, by AECOM Infrastructure and Environment Ltd, will see some of the 41.9 hectares utilised for “storage and distribution of vehicles associated with import/export activities at the Port of Grimsby.”