Amazon may open distribution hub near Exeter

December 6, 2018 by  

Online retailer Amazon is remaining secretive over speculation that it plans to open a centre for distribution in the Exeter area.

The Devon and Cornwall Business Council believes that Amazon will open the new distribution hub, but the retailer has kept its precise plans under wraps. Printing services can be useful for firms committed to growth with plans of opening new premises.

It seems that there could be development on the site during the first few months of 2019. Approximately 200 jobs might be created by the move. Nevertheless, Amazon has been unwilling to make early announcements in relation to the project. Stoford Construction should have a role in translating the vision into reality.

Approval for a reserve matters type of planning permission has been forthcoming. A spokesperson for East Devon District Council told Devon Live:

“East Devon District Council has consented to the second phase of the distribution site next to Lidl to the west of the district.”

Some of the relevant decisions were made way back in October. However, not much information was released at that time. The name of the potential occupier was not revealed.

When the scheme does get underway, it is hoped that this will have a positive impact on the local economy. The basic idea is that the development of neighbouring sites might be unlocked on completion of the centre.