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Business park plans move forward


Plans for a new West Yorkshire business park have taken a step forward with the submission of a reserved matters application.The Clifton Business Park scheme aims to transform a site on Wakefield Road at Clifton, near Brighouse, into a regionally significant employment site.In addition to employment space, the plans also include new walking and cycling routes, with the developed areas set to be balanced with landscaping, trees and plants.The project received outline planning approval in late 2019 and a reserved matters planning application, which includes more detailed designs, has now been submitted. A final decision is expected to be made by planning committee in spring 2021.The proposed Clifton Business Park would 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.The scheme 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 and create jobs across Leeds City Region.