Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water, has announced that it has submitted an outline planning application to the local council for a 130,000 sq ft industrial development.
Kirklees Council received plans for an approximately 130k sq ft industrial development on Phase Two of Keyland’s North Bierley Water Treatment Works site in West Yorkshire.
Designed to transform the redundant former Water Treatment Works site into a job-creating scheme, the site also aims to address regional supply shortages.
Keyland secured planning consent in 2016 to regenerate Phase 1 of the strategic site, which has been redundant for almost 20 years.
Once fully complete, the two phases will result in a commercial development of just over 500,000 sq ft of industrial and employment space, which could deliver some 700 new jobs for the region.
The site, which is allocated in the Kirklees Local Plan for industrial development, is located in a strategic position at the major intersection of the M62 Transpennine motorway and M606 Bradford link.
Commenting on the development, Matthew Turnbull, Planning & Development Manager at Keyland Developments Ltd, said: “The Phase 2 proposals at the North Bierley site will make a significant contribution in providing new industrial accommodation and employment opportunities in a region that is currently experiencing severe land shortages. The delivery of this major employment scheme will also help to support local businesses, facilitate job creation and help West Yorkshire recover from the economic effects of the pandemic. This development makes best use of previously developed and allocated land, which is crucial to the long-term success of the region.”