Plans for new Skipton business park are submitted

Craven Herald: An artist's impression of the proposed business park An artist's impression of the proposed business park

Developers behind a proposed new business park in Skipton have submitted an application to Craven District Council.

The Wyvern Park development would be built on an undeveloped site between Waltonwrays Cemetery and Sandylands Sports Centre and would include a Sainsbury’s store and petrol station.

Also planned is 280,000 sq ft of new industrial and commercial space, including small start-up units, a pub, restaurant and hotel.

Developers Henry Boot believe it would create up to 1,200 new full and part-time jobs, in addition to 60 for each year of the construction.

Once finished and fully operational, it is estimated that total salary earnings could be the equivalent of almost £27.5 million a year.

It is planned that access to the site would be off a new link road connecting Carleton Road to the Skipton bypass.

Ben Ward, senior development surveyor for Henry Boot Developments, said: “This development will supply space for growing local businesses that are looking to expand.”

Mr Ward said it would also attract new businesses to the area and create jobs. “We are delighted by the prospect of bringing this much-needed new business park to Skipton,” he added.

Plans for the development can be seen in full on Craven District Council’s website.

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