AquiGen (Nacton) LLP , a partnership between Aquila and Generator Group has recently purchased the redundant 44 acre factory site between Nacton Road and Ransomes Way and is proposing a comprehensive redevelopment.

AquiGen is proposing to demolish the redundant foundry buildings and bring the plot back into use.

Our aim is to create a development that will attract major businesses and employment, helping to boost the local economy. All of the existing buildings will be demolished; the site will be decontaminated and rejuvenated with new roads and infrastructure, extensive landscaping, open spaces and new trees to support local wildlife. The scheme would include a new Waitrose and John Lewis at home stores in a single building.

10 hectares / 25 acres of serviced employment land will be made available for the development of new employment units (either offices, industrial or storage & distribution).

The Waitrose/John Lewis at home shop supports the development of the employment plots, remediation and associated infrastructure. This store will create 300 jobs as soon as March 2013.

The planning application for the development is expected to be heard by the Planning Committee on 21 December . We would welcome your support for the application which can be submitted directly using by clicking Show Your Support... Please remember to click on the 'Inform the Authority that you do not object to the Planning Application' at the bottom before submitting your comment