Marriott Motor Group has applied to build an Audi dealership on a 1.6 hectare site at Future Park in Ipswich.
It will be near the new Marshall Motor Group Jaguar/Land Rover dealership which was given planning permission last month.
The new application will be discussed by members of the borough council’s planning and development committee next Wednesday, reports the Ipswich Star.
Officers are recommending it approves the application although it is technically in contravention of the planning guidelines for the site because of the number of jobs it would create.
The development will bring at least 70 jobs to the site. Of these 52 would transfer from the existing Audi dealership in Bath Street (about a 10 minute drive away) – and there could be further jobs in the future as some head office functions would be likely to move to the new site.
The council officers report concludes: “It is considered that the development would, on balance, be acceptable having regards to the need to support sustainable development which includes the economic sustainability of Ipswich.”
The application will be decided at next Wednesday’s committee meeting.
Location of Marriott Motor Group's potential new Audi dealership