£3.6m industrial development moves forward at former coal mine

Planners have given the go-ahead for an industrial development on the site of a former coal mine.

CRT Property Investment Ltd, the wholly owned subsidiary of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, has received planning permission for the £3.6m scheme at the former Kellingley Colliery.

As the last deep coal mine in Britain to close in 2015, the plans are intended to breathe new life into the site, delivering a 39,000 sq ft multi-let industrial development, comprising 11 individual units ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 4,000 sq ft.

In addition, there will be car parking with electric vehicle charging points along with landscaping designed to create a high quality commercial scheme to attract local SMEs.

As well as providing local businesses with access to the new units, it is hoped the development will create job opportunities and retained employment for those living within the region.

Supported by a £1.8m grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), work is scheduled to start next month with outline proposals sharing a completion date of October 2021.

Property investment and development manager for CRT Property Investment, Zoe Shearman, said: “We are very pleased to announce that permission has been granted for the development at Kellingley.

“Thanks to a lot of hard work, and with support from the European Regional Development Fund, we can give this site a new lease of life.

“As a developer that is committed to creating opportunities within the coalfields, we are very much looking forward to getting started.

“Delivering a scheme that will allow organisations to grow and develop over time, we hope this will be a further example of how our approach attracts and retains jobs for the region.”