Transport firm is to double in size within the next three years

Midas Transport is looking to move
Midas Transport is looking to move

A Spalding transport firm, which could double its lorry fleet to 40 within two to three years, is seeking planning consent to open a new depot at Pinchbeck.

Temperature controlled distribution firm Midas Transport currently operates from the Keith Butters site in Kellett Gate, Spalding.

The business is seeking consent for a haulage, storage and distribution depot on land off Stephenson Way – part of South Holland Enterprise Park.

If permitted by South Holland District Council, the development will include security fencing, lighting, landscaping, hard-standing, a temporary office and toilet facilities. A design and access statement submitted to the council in support of the plan says: “Due to company growth and anticipated future growth Midas propose to relocate its business and fleet of vehicles to their own site, which will allow room for expansion in an industrial area where the highway network has been designed to accommodate this type of business.

“The acquisition and development of the application site is a major financial commitment and expenditure has to be controlled. In this respect it is proposed to relocate the applicant’s portable cabin type offices which they own from the present Kellett Gate site to the new site and include a new toilet block.”

No on-site fuel storage is planned.