Alrewas business applies for permission to store 200 HGV trailers on land near the A38

An Alrewas company is seeking permission to store 200 HGV trailers.

Leavesley International hopes to expand its business by introducing the new storage area on grassland near the A38.

A spokesperson for the company said: “The current yard area is insufficient to cater for this volume of trailers.

“The trailers would be stored, serviced or broken and recycled using the existing facilities at Leavesley International.”

The company has been at the site since 1955 and had plans for an extension rejected in 2006.

But a statement supporting the application said the land should now be put to better use.

“The site has not been used for agricultural purposes for at least 15 years due to its isolated location from other agricultural land within the group’s ownership and the difficulties in gaining access for agricultural machinery through the established breakers yard and industrial working areas.

“Military rescue vehicles have used the site as a test ground for in excess of 10 years and a dedicated trench is located to the south of the site for vehicle testing.”

Full details of the proposal can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website, where people can also have their say.

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