Plans Submitted For New West Yorkshire Redevelopment On Water Treatment Site

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Plans Submitted For New West Yorkshire Redevelopment On Water Treatment Site

Plans Submitted For New West Yorkshire Redevelopment On Water Treatment Site

Yorkshire Water, together with Keyland Developments, has lodged its plans to redevelop a water treatment works site in West Yorkshire.

Earlier this week, Bradford City Council has received the planning application to turn redundant land surround the Esholt Waste Water Treatment Works into commercial and residential space.

The scheme includes developing 1.08 million square feet of workspaces for a variety of industries, particularly those in biotechnology that can take advantage of the heat, water and power available thanks to the treatment works site situated here.

It will also involve transforming 32 acres into shared recreation space, transport routes, and sustainable homes.

Planning manager at Keyland Developments Ltd Luke Axe said the site could be “one of the most significant developments in the UK”.

“We have worked extremely hard with our valued project team over the last few months, undertaking extensive public consultations and stakeholder engagement to ensure that the plans will enable Esholt to reach its potential and deliver far-reaching social, environmental and economic benefits,” Mr Axe went on to say.

There could be greater demand for scaffolding contractors near Sheffield if the proposals are given the go ahead, as 150 homes – from one-bedroom maisonettes to five-bed detached houses – are included in the plans.

This comes after developer Priority Space revealed work has begun to re-develop Doncaster Sheffield Airport at Aero Space Yorkshire. When the £5 million project is complete, it will add 45,000 square feet of industrial and commercial space to the area.