THE developers who gained planning permission to build two warehouse units at Florida farm North have submitted follow-up applications outlining details of proposals to St Helens Council.

Bericote Properties were given the nod for the controversial plans for the £150m industrial project to be called the development.

The proposals to build the distribution and industrial warehouses on green belt land were approved by St Helens Council’s planning committee in January 2017, despite heavy public opposition with around 2,000 letters of objection submitted.

Protestors' hopes to push for a public inquiry into the plans were also unsuccessful, as the development got the official go-ahead.

Bericote have now submitted reserved matters applications for each of the two proposed units.

Proposals for 'Unit 1' state it will be a "34,114m sq commercial/industrial building" with "ancillary office and welfare hubs and the provision of associated infrastructure including roads, parking, footpaths, internal landscaping, noise mitigation measures and sustainable urban drainage systems".

Proposals describe the warehouse's proposed appearance as "a horizontally laid light grey cladding which is designed to reduce the visual impact of the building".

Bericote say: "There will be 437 car parking spaces to accommodate the demand from

employees based on the anticipated modal shift and the shift patterns".

The plans add: "Unit 1 of has been designed for a specific end-user occupier and the approval of this scheme will deliver significant economic benefits and job creation for St Helens".

Plans say the proposed unit will measure 16.2m in height, and "will not be significantly visible or intrusive".

Meanwhile, 'Unit 2' is set to be a "48,634m sq commercial/industrial building".

It is described as "a speculative unit which has been designed to suit large, blue chip domestic or international logistics operators".

It is said the warehouse building will utilise "horizontal darker pure grey cladding at lower level, with lighter cladding above.

"A darker base around the operational areas draws the eye to lower level, allowing the lighter high-level cladding to merge more comfortably against the sky backdrop".

Plans add: "The building will be marketed once the reserved matters are approved and it is expected that the building will be occupied shortly after completion".

Bericote say the unit "will contribute to building a strong, responsive and competitive

economy in St Helens by delivering important logistics investment and offering significant high quality employment opportunities for local people" adding "there will be construction employment and significant job creation once the facility is occupied and operational".