Plans to regenerate the former Kellingley Colliery site – the UK’s last deep coal mine – have moved a step closer to reality.
Developer Harworth Group plc was supported by Barton Willmore’s team in securing a resolution to grant planning permission from Selby District Council.
Plans for the 151 acre site, to the south west of Selby, include 1.45million square feet of manufacturing and distribution space for businesses and could deliver several hundred new jobs for the region.
Claire Kent, planning director at Barton Willmore, said: “This is a major milestone for the regeneration of Kellingley Colliery, and the surrounding area. This will return jobs and investment to the area following the closure of the mine in 2015, which saw the loss of 700 jobs.
“As a commercial centre that is particularly well connected via the M62 motorway and rail connections, Kellingley has the potential to revitalise the regional economy.”