Friday, September 18, 2020

Planning secured for 75,000 sq ft of Kirklees mixed employment space

Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, has secured planning consent from Kirklees Council to create 75,000 sq ft of new mixed employment space over two key sites, creating some 200 new jobs.

The planning approval has unlocked two former treatment works sites in the West Yorkshire areas of Colne Bridge and Bradley, to allow two mixed employment developments to be created to address the local shortage of new employment space.

Both sites lie within the designated Regeneration Area as defined in the Kirklees Urban Development Plan (UDP) and represent ideal locations for the creation of new business units to allow local and regionally based businesses to stay and expand within the area.

The redundant Colne Bridge Treatment Works site, which is accessed off Colne Bridge Road, can now be transformed into some 40,000 sq ft of industrial accommodation over 9 units of varying size from 1,950 sq ft upwards.

The disused Bradley Treatment Works site, accessed off Station Road in Kirklees, has consent to be redeveloped into a self-contained circa 35,000 sq ft industrial park comprising a range of industrial units from 1,250 sq ft upwards. The site sits within an existing industrial location, between new industrial developments to the South West and North East, with Bradley Junction Industrial Estate to the North.

The plans for both sites have been designed with small to medium businesses in mind following Keyland’s findings that local business parks are operating at full capacity.  The types of businesses requiring similar sized accommodation would be able to secure this at either Colne Bridge or Bradley without having to look further afield.

Luke Axe, Planning Manager at Keyland Developments Ltd, said; “We worked closely with the council and local stakeholders in order to devise two well considered schemes to bring redundant sites back into use for the benefit of the Kirklees economy. The delivery of 75,000 sq ft of new employment space would provide a huge boost to the area and bring about around 200 jobs which is a fantastic result for Kirklees. We will now be preparing to bring the sites to market in order for their full potential to be realised.”

Keyland’s planning consultants were Alistair Flatman Planning for Colne Bridge and ID Planning for Bradley.

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