UMC Architects is the scheme designer. Credit: planning documents

Newlands plots 2m sq ft of Barnsley industrial

Outline consent is sought for four separate plots on a 200-acre site south of Dearne Valley Parkway, Goldthorpe, next to an Aldi distribution centre.

The site is currently mostly open fields, and is crossed by Carr Dike. Allocated for employment in the local plan, it is situated directly adjacent to the A635 Dearne Valley Parkway providing a connection to the M1 nine miles to the west and the A1 four miles to the east.

JEH Planning and UMC Architects are working for the developer, along with a professional team featuring Hydrock, BCA Design, Vanguardia, Stantec, Fore Consulting, RPS, FPCR and Wessex Archaeology.

According to indicative designs in the application documents, the plan at this stage is to bring forward buildings of 345,000 sq ft, 370,000 sq ft and 568,000 sq ft, along with the largest structure, at 840,000 sq ft.

The site wraps around the Aldi RDC, which weighs in at 560,000 sq ft.

Newlands is a specialist in industrial & logistics development, working from its headquarters in Rugby to deliver projects of scale across the country. The Barnsley project is listed as one of its “Equites Park” developments.

The application submitted is hybrid, with outline consent sought for the buildings, and full permission sought for engineering infrastructure works, comprising the access roads, earthworks to create the development platforms/bunding, drainage works, flood compensation area and landscaping.

UMC said in its design and access statement that “Overall the proposed green infrastructure will be an important feature of the development, creating a sense of place throughout the development and integrating the proposal into the existing surrounding landscape whilst providing benefits for visitors and employees of the site including landscape and wildlife value, sustainable drainage, cycling and walking routes”.

The plans van be viewed on Barnsley’s planning portal with the reference 2023/1105.

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