Green light for planned multi-million pound business park

The latest stage of a planned new business park in West Yorkshire has secured approval.

The Clifton Business Park scheme is a major regeneration project which aims to transform a site on Wakefield Road at Clifton, near Brighouse, into a large employment site, creating hundreds of jobs.

In addition to the employment space, proposals for the site also include new walking and cycling routes and the developed areas would be balanced with landscaping, trees and plants.

The project received outline planning consent in late 2019 and a reserved matters planning application, which includes more detailed designs, was then submitted.

Approved outline plans for the scheme previously explained the business park would feature 21 blocks of commercial units, creating 1,300 jobs.

Calderdale Council’s Planning Committee has now agreed with officers’ recommendation that the latest stage of the council’s plans for Clifton Business Park should be granted consent.

The business park will be one of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zones, supported by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Calderdale Council, and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

It will receive funding from the LEP, delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal – a £1bn package of Government investment to accelerate growth across Leeds City Region.