STORAGE units are set to be built on a rural business park after plans were approved by the borough council.

TT Tents, which operates a site on the North Waltham Business Park, applied to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in July 2013 to change the use of the land to a self-storage depot.

The company plans to build 72 containers with a mix of 24 single-storey containers and 48 two-storey containers including 14 larger containers, and provide 11 new car parking spaces.

The company has indicated that the operation hours would be between 7am and 6pm and has predicted that 14 trips a week would be made by people using the storage containers.

According to the applicant, the smaller storage units would be used by the general public to hold smaller seasonal items and furniture including Christmas decorations. A typical use of a larger container may include people who are migrating to another country for a short period of time.

Under conditions imposed by the borough council, work has to be started on the site within three years.