The lengthy process that could lead to an 8m sq ft rail-linked M6 logistics development has begun.
Developer Four Ashes has published notice of its intention to apply for a development consent order for the site close to junction 12 of the M6 motorway.
The site, immediately south of the A5 trunk road, could see 10 trains a day up to 775m long, and 7.99m sq ft of rail-serviced warehousing.
The development order also includes demolition of existing structures and new infrastructure.
The first stage of consultation on the West Midlands Interchange plan closes on 30th August.
The promoters website says: “A Strategic Rail Freight Interchange is something the West Midlands has needed for a long time. Markets are increasingly global and our strong manufacturing and exporting businesses will need faster, more reliable transport links in future to stay competitive at home and abroad.”