A soft drinks firm based in Powys has lodged plans to build a new warehouse and lorry park in Shropshire as part of its ongoing expansion.

Montgomery Waters says a scheme submitted this month for a new development in Church Stretton will enhance the business and create employment opportunities for local people.

The firm is hoping to build an extension to its warehouse building on an existing site on Shrewsbury Road to the north of the town, alongside a planned new lorry park on a plot of land opposite the site.

The lorry park contains spaces for seven vehicles and an LPG tank, according to outline plans submitted to Shropshire Council.

A new access point would be constructed to the lorry park off Shrewsbury Road, while the warehouse building would use the existing access at the site.


According to a supporting statement prepared by planning agents Roger Parry and Partners, improvements to landscaped areas including an “ornate gazebo” located to the north west of the plant would be included as part of the scheme.

“The planning application is submitted in respect of a new warehouse building, lorry park and associated access. The proposed development is consistent with the existing planning use on the site and will not, either by its nature, design, or scale, have an adverse effect on the character of the area,” the company said.

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“The development will provide numerous economic, environmental, and social benefits, notably enhancing the success of the Church Stretton branch of Montgomery Waters to help maintain their continued customer demand for their services and products whilst also creating new employment opportunities and securing Montgomery Waters presence in the area.”

The company had an application for an extension to its main site in Churchstoke, on the Powys/Shropshire border, approved by Powys County Council last year.

The company employs around 100 people and currently operate five high speed bottling lines in Churchstoke, running at speeds of up to 31,000 bottles per hour, with around 10,000 pallets stored at any one time.

Shropshire Council will decide on the plans in due course.