The following are conclusions drawn from a detailed report prepared by Regeneris Consulting on the socio-economic impacts of the development.
The development will:
- Create the equivalent of over 1,200 new full time jobs, representing a 4% increase in current employment levels in Cannock Chase district. Well over half of these jobs are likely to be filled by local people.
- Create around 700 jobs in construction, which is a significant sector in the local area.
- Create opportunity for training and skills development, with support being made available for the development of a retail academy in Cannock, working with South Staffordshire College to maximise access to the job opportunities that will arise as a result of the development.