Plans for four huge warehouses next to the M25 supporting thousands of jobs are set to be approved.

Brentwood Enterprise Park is planned to be built beside junction 29 of the motorway and is envisaged as a modern industrial site that is anticipated to account for around 40 per cent of Brentwood’s employment land need for the next decade.

The logistics site, proposed by property development giant St Modwen, is forecast to create up to 2,370 direct full-time jobs – equivalent to 2,660 jobs when accounting for part-time working patterns.

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It is also estimated that employees from the development will spend up to £6.9million in the local area each year and the development will generate business rates payments of up to £3.7million annually.

The site, which was previously used to facilitate the M25 widening scheme, falls partly on the green belt. However, the local plan removed the vast majority of the site from the green belt to be allocated instead for employment use.

Four large warehouses are being proposed – sized at 70,000 square metres, 7,800 square metres, 13,000 square metres and around 22,000 square metres.

The total of more than 112,000 square metres is big enough to hold a total of 14 football pitches. The largest warehouse will be around 24 metres high.

A new road bridge will be constructed over the A127 which will connect the site to Codham Hall Lane to the north and provide a new vehicular access point to the site. The existing A1247 overbridge used as a bridleway will be retained for bridleway use alongside the proposed new A127 overbridge for vehicular use.

The existing vehicular access to the site from the south-east corner of the M25 junction 29 roundabout will be closed and two new entrances provided: one from the north, via a new mini roundabout and new road bridge over the A127 and a second from the east, via B186 Warley Street with a signal-controlled junction.

A new link road between the site and M25 junction 29 is proposed, alongside an associated mini roundabout, footways, lighting and signage.

Councillors are due to debate the plans when the planning committee meets on December 12. Officers have recommended the proposal is approved.

A statement as part of decision papers said: “The provision of local jobs and possible training opportunities will assist Brentwood in becoming one of the highest performing regions in Essex."