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New business park for Skipton could create 800 jobs
9:30am Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
A new business park including a Sainsbury’s supermarket and petrol station is being planned for the last remaining large site in Skipton.
Plans for the 58-acre site between Waltonwrays Cemetery and Sandylands Sports Centre could also include a hotel, pub and restaurant, it has been revealed.
Developers Henry Boot say the site, to be known as Wyvern Park, will include 280,000wsq ft of new industrial/commercial space, with the potential of creating up to 800 jobs.
It will be serviced via a new link road from Carleton Road to the A629 Western bypass – so removing the need for HGVs to pass through the town centre.
Ben Ward, of Henry Boot Developments, said the business park would allow businesses to relocate locally and grow, as well as attracting new businesses to the area.
Leader of Craven District Council, Coun Chris Knowles-Fitton, said he was sure the proposals would have their objectors, but he felt it was good news for Skipton.