A new car dealership could help bring 65 new jobs to Witham.

Motus Holdings is seeking planning permission to build a new garage for German company Mercedes Benz in the expanding Gershwin Business Park in Maltings Lane.

The firm has already held discussions with Braintree Council’s planning officers and is hopeful of becoming the latest business to operate in the new business park, which is already home to an Aldi store.

The proposed dealership would see a large building constructed on an area of open land.

The new building would offer office space, workshops and a large showroom area.

A new access road would also be installed behind the dealership, linking it to Gershwin Boulevard.

Motus Holdings says the new road will also be of use to other businesses moving to the business park and argues its proposals are “ideal” for the suggested site.

The Churchmanor Estates Company, which is marketing the land, has given its approval to the blueprints and says the new dealership also would help boost the general area.

A spokesman added: “The proposed development would create considerable employment.

“Churchmanor is satisfied that the design of the proposed development is of sufficient quality to compliment existing schemes already delivered.”

Braintree Council will make the final decision on the proposals in the New Year.