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New plans lodged for Baildon Business Park
Plans for the lead development on a new Baildon high-tech business park, which were withdrawn in the summer for tweaking, are due to be resubmitted to Bradford Council this month.
Agents have also revealed they have been in talks with “a number of firms” about them moving to the site, two of which have progressed to legal negotiations.
Developers Pendle Russells were asked to withdraw their planning application for the factory in August so Council officers could discuss its design.
The application was originally submitted in May, on behalf of an unnamed Leeds firm, with promises of being Baildon Business Park’s flagship building. In the summer, Mark Taylforth from Pendle Russells said the company was keen to make sure everyone was happy with the plans, which were being “re-worked slightly”.
A revised plan for a 25,000 sq ft unit is now due to be submitted to the Council within the next two weeks. The application covers the design and aesthetic finish of the building, which will be the first on the business park off Otley Road.
The design has been finalised following discussions with the future occupier of the building and the Council, which is also a partner in the development of the 15-acre site.
Mark Taylforth, of Pendle Russells, said: “We're pleased to be submitting the first detailed application for Baildon Business Park. This building will set the standard for the rest of the development so it was important to ensure the quality of the design met the expectations of all partners. This submission takes on board the council’s comments and is in line with the requirements of the customer.”
Allocated for development and with outline planning permission given in 2010, the site was identified in the Airedale Masterplan as providing an ideal opportunity for high-tech companies which wish to be located in the Aire Valley.
Councillor Debbie Davies (Con, Baildon) said: “It’s good news that they are progressing with it because we want something doing with the site and hope it will move swiftly.”
Subject to approval, construction should begin early in the new year.
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