Further details of plans for a huge distribution centre have been released.

At the beginning of May Next Plc announced it had purchased land north of Dowding Way in Waltham Abbey.

The retail giant expressed a desire to build a regional service centre at the site, which would distribute good alongs the M25 to outlets such as those on Epping High Street and Epping Forest Retail Park.

Now an extensive planning application has been submitted to Epping Forest District Council, details of the build have been made public for the first time.

The site will cover 12 hectares, is on the Metropolitan Green Belt and within a flood zone due to its proximity to the River Lee in the south.

The building consists of one warehouse, some accommodation, a two storey admin office, a one storey goods office and a security gatehouse.

A service yards for delivery vehicles, car parking and sprinkler tanks would take the total amount of covered land to 80,000 square metres.

The tallest point of the warehouse would be 21 metres high.

Next expects between 175 and 325 jobs would be required for the building's first day of operation, in roles including lorry and van driving, warehouse operating, management positions and administrative roles.

Part of the plan reads: "Generating new jobs, the Development will provide local opportunities for Epping Forest residents helping to increase economic containment within the district. "Warehousing and distribution employment offers roles across a range of skill levels from entry level to management positions, with structured training opportunities.

"Next, as the anchor tenant, has an established reputation for employee development, as well as providing wider community support."

While this sounds positive, a public consultation unearthed fears about the impact on traffic, the environment and tranquility during the construction period.

What do you think? Do you welcome the development and the economic benefits it will bring, or are you concerned about its size or the potential for increased traffic.

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