The proposals are for a second phase. Credit: via Space PR

Green light for Keyland industrial

Yorkshire Water’s sister company has secured consent from Kirklees Council for around 130,000 sq ft at the former North Bierley water treatment works.

This represents a second phase of development at the site, following a first phase given the go-ahead in 2016 – the two combined phases will deliver around 570,000 sq ft.

After securing planning consent for phase one, Keyland sold the plot to Opus North, which expanded its consent to around 440,000 sq ft and is now on site delivering the Interchange 26 scheme,

Located at the Chain Bar junction of the M62 and M606, the site is described as a significant element of the Kirklees economic strategy.

Matthew Turnbull, planning & development manager at Keyland Developments, said; “Securing planning permission for phase two at the North Bierley site is a major achievement.

“This site will make a significant contribution to addressing the major shortfall in employment land across West Yorkshire, which is particularly acute in the western districts where a lack of land allocations and challenging levels make it harder for local businesses to find the space we need.

“We are committed to making best use of the region’s brownfield resource to address local needs and this development will bring a number of economic advantages to the North Kirklees and South Bradford area.”

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