Nissan application to extend battery factory

Car-maker Nissan has applied for permission to extend the factory where it makes the batteries for it's Leaf line of vehicles.

Thursday, 5th July 2018, 2:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th July 2018, 2:39 pm
Sunderland's Nissan plant

The extra space will be used for staff amenities, including toilets, and IT facilities.

It will add 160 square metres on to a site which is already more than 24,000 square metres.

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According to plans submitted to Sunderland City Council, the battery plant, which is in the north east corner of the Nissan complex, was built to support manufacture of the Leaf range of electric cars.

A design and access statement adds: “The continued success of the Leaf model has reinforced Nissan’s ongoing commitment to maintaining high quality manufacturing facilities at the Sunderland plant.”

A decision is expected before the end of August.


James Harrison

James Harrison , Local Democracy Reporting Service