ONLINE giant Amazon is rumoured to be coming to the controversial Eastern Gateway industrial and office development in Redditch.

The gateway, once refereed to as a 'game-changer' but which has since been dogged with problems and concerns from nearby residents, is sited east of Redditch at the junction of the A4023 and A435 and close to Ravensbank Business Park.

Following months of rumours about potential occupants Redditch MP Rachel Maclean recently spoke about Amazon coming.

She was asking the leader of the House, Jacob Rees-Mogg, about the need for a debate on the rollout of 5G.

Speaking in the Chamber the MP said: “Redditch stands ready to benefit from the 5G revolution, and Amazon is poised to bring highly skilled digital and tech jobs to our fantastic town.”

Leader of Redditch Council Matt Dormer also seems certain the online firm will be setting up in town.

He said: "We need to bear in mind we could be talking about hundreds of jobs being created here if Amazon deliver on their word.

"With their in-house academy and policy to pay above minimum wage you'll find a lot of local people could benefit from higher wages and skills development.

"That is what Amazon are promising, and if they fail to deliver I will be the first to hold them to account. We're giving them a chance - don't let us down."

On the gateway, he added: "I wasn't the leader of the council when this development was invited to Redditch by my predecessor, but the decisions have been made and we cannot undo them.

"What we can do, however, is get the best for Redditch and especially Winyates who are the most concerned about this development.

"That's why I have worked to get a range of mitigations and concessions to improve the situation."

Others have been quick to comment but it is still not officially known if the firm will be coming to town.

The Advertiser approached Amazon for a response.

A spokesman said they would not comment on speculation.