A BUSINESS promising to create 60 new jobs has been approved for the multi-million pound Worcester Six development.

Spire Healthcare's £3million pound development was one of two businesses given the go-ahead by Wychavon District Council.

The council also approved the application by Stoford Developments Limited at the £120 million business park in Pershore Lane, Tibberton.

Spire Healthcare will provide three levels of office space, whilst Stoford will have two levels at the site just off junction 6 of the M5.

Joanne Russell, director at Spire told councillors that the company was a FTSE 250 company which would provide 60 jobs.

The private healthcare business which is one of the largest in its industry in the country, also has a site in Droitwich.

The business was formed in 2007 and increasingly has sites across the country.

Cllr Margaret Rowley recommended the project for approval stating: "I think this is a good application. They are reputable companies who are offering jobs to people so I invite you to go along with the planning officer recommendation.

"It would have been better if they had planned to have a green roof to improve the biodiversity and appearance of the buildings."

The bid was a co-application between two businesses.

Stoford Developments, the co-applicant will invest around £1.5million into their building.

Pedestrian and cycling links will also be put in as well as utilities and plant infrastructure and an access road.

The property developer is based in Birmingham working on offices and industrial units primarily.

Both businesses were told that they could not use the buildings until access, turning areas and parking facilities had been completed.

Work began at the Worcester Six site in October, with it hoped that it will finish in 2018.

The application went before planners on Thursday December 14.