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Co Armagh company sets sights on £2.3m industrial unit plans bringing 12 jobs on site

The single-storey premises would stretch to close to 20,000 sq feet

A Co Armagh company is hoping to build new industrial premises in Portadown at a cost in the region of £2.3 million.

The major investment would also see the addition of 12 jobs on site.

An application for the development – in the name of Oakleaf Forestry Engineering – is currently being considered by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

Described as a general industrial unit, it would be located 220 metres to the north of 12 Charlestown Drive, Portadown. The earmarked site is, according to the submission, a vacant site within an industrial estate.

The single-storey premises would stretch to close to 20,000 sq feet.

And according to Construction Information Services, the new unit would, if approved, represent an investment of around £2.3 million.

According to Oakleaf’s website, it operates a forestry machinery and distribution company based on the Derryall Road in Portadown.

It adds: “We specialise in top quality firewood processors and forestry equipment. We’re the UK and Ireland’s leading supplier of firewood processing and low impact timber harvesting and extraction machinery.

“We constantly update our product range to always offer our customers a wide selection of high-quality products at unbeatable prices. Our range of products can be delivered anywhere in the UK and Ireland.”

The application will be considered before a recommendation comes back to ABC Council’s planning committee for a decision to be made on whether or not it should be allowed to proceed.

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