Plans For Commercial Development In North Yorkshire Submitted

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Plans For Commercial Development In North Yorkshire Submitted

Plans For Commercial Development In North Yorkshire Submitted

An exciting new commercial development could be built in North Yorkshire if plans are given the go ahead.

Businessman Simon Bailes has submitted proposals for a ‘gateway scheme’ in Northallerton, which includes two drive-thru restaurants or coffee shops, two trade counter retail warehouse units and two mixed-used buildings on a three-acre derelict site.

The Northern Echo reported that redeveloping the land, between Darlington Road and Thurston Road, next to the County Business Park, could be beneficial to the local economy by creating 100 full- and part-time jobs.

Mr Bailes was quoted as saying: “Northallerton is a growing and vibrant market town in an important part of North Yorkshire. I am confident that investment in this site will generate opportunities for significant return, both in terms of value and enterprise.”

He went on to say the development will “provide a significant attraction for national brands to consider as a location”.

Plans submitted to Hambleton District Council included “high-quality design” and thorough detail about the proposed site. The food establishments are expected to measure 378 square metres and 186 square metres respectively, while the two trade counter retail sites will be 435 square metres and 407 square metres; the two trade or warehouse units will each be 707 square metres, and will be created by refurbishing a current empty warehouse.

Mr Bailes also hopes to have provision for 98 parking spaces as well as landscaping and planting around each of the units to make the site aesthetically pleasing for visitors.

He said boosting the local economy is more important now than ever, following the coronavirus lockdown.

“A new development with is associated construction activity and longer-term employment benefits could be just the tonic,” Mr Bailes stated, adding that making the deserted site productive again “will enhance this important gateway to Northallerton and bring new facilities to the many businesses which are located there”.

It is not just North Yorkshire that could receive an economic lift, as a West Yorkshire site has just been bought with the intention of developing a huge ‘big box’ unit that could create hundreds of new jobs in the area.

Industrial and warehouse developer Tungsten Properties has recently bought a 10.4-acre site, situated at Interchange 26 in Cleakheaton, for £7.07 million.

If planning application is given approval, it hopes to create a 230,000 square foot unit by the summer of 2021, which will provide lots of useful industrial space, reported Insider Media.

Ian Dunckley, development director at Tungsten Properties, was reported as saying: “We have noticed an opportunity in West Yorkshire where there has been a long-standing shortage of high-quality industrial space and, combined with the strong level of demand from occupiers, we believe this asset will generate significant interest.”

Its location between the M62 TransPennine motorway and M606 Bradford link connecting Yorkshire and Lancashire makes it an “extremely attractive investment opportunity”, said Matthew Erin, associate in the national industrial and logistics team at Savills in Leeds.

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