43-acre North Yorkshire logistics and manufacturing park to support hundreds of jobs
Plans have been submitted for a new logistics and manufacturing park on a former RAF base in North Yorkshire.
Developers Opus North and Rougemont have submitted outline planning permission for Dalton 49 Thirsk.
Formerly part of RAF Dalton, the 43-acre site could deliver up to 650,000 sq ft of industrial space next to the existing Dalton Airfield Industrial Estate.
It is hoped by the developers that the proposed plans will create a “regionally significant” employment site with hundreds of jobs.
Ryan Unsworth, development director at Ilkley-based Opus North, commented: “Yorkshire will represent around 30 per cent of all the UK logistics take-up this year, as the region remains so attractive to occupiers.
“Dalton 49 Thirsk is one of the most connected locations in North Yorkshire and being a cost-effective alternative for occupiers, in comparison to other Yorkshire industrial hubs, we have already had interest from businesses looking for space to improve supply chains or expand into new premises.”
James Craven, managing director of Rougemont, added: “We look forward to working closely with Hambleton District Council to achieve an outline planning application for around 650,000 sq ft of industrial and distribution accommodation to service the shortage of availability between Leeds and the North East.”
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