Approved business park is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs

Plans have been approved for a 52-acre business park in Catterick, North Yorkshire, which is expected to bring more than a thousand jobs to the region.

Eshton Group submitted plans for the £100m development in association with Castlevale Ltd, aiming to turn the location at Junction 52 of the A1M into an industrial hub, attracting businesses from across the UK.

The business park – which is to be branded Catterick 52 – will be aimed at industrial occupiers to help overcome the national warehouse shortage.

Once filled, it is estimated the development will facilitate the creation of around 1,250 jobs in the area.

Leeds-based Eshton Group is the developer behind Burnley Bridge Business Park, a development site responsible for bringing more than £60m worth of investment to its local area and creating at least 900 jobs so far.

The planning application for Catterick closely mirrors the scale and scope of Burnley Bridge Business Park.

James Chapman, managing director at Eshton, said: “This is a big step forward for the future of Catterick. The development is a landmark opportunity to attract major investment and employers to the area at a time when other areas of the UK are lacking in their provision of quality commercial space.

“Over the next few months, we’ll be kickstarting the project to ensure that as soon as possible, Catterick is able to reap the benefits of having a site of this scale in the area.

“Others like it in the North of England have unlocked huge capital and demonstrate how businesses can thrive when provided with the right environment.”

Councillor Angie Dale, leader of Richmondshire District Council, added: “This exciting new development on a key site for Richmondshire will bring much needed jobs and a massive economic boost to the district as a whole.

“We look forward to working with the developers to see this scheme come to fruition.”

Catterick 52 will be jointly marketed by Simon Hill at the Leeds offices of Colliers and Simon Dove at Dove Haigh Phillips, also in Leeds.