Regeneration Plans for Nestle Site Submitted

10 August 2017

An outline planning application for a 1,400 home residential development on the 64-acre former Nestle plot in Castleford has been submitted to Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council.

Specialist planning consultancy HOW Planning has submitted the application, which involves the regeneration of the former C6 works and Nestle site.

The site is being developed by Castleford Riverside Regeneration Ltd and has the potential to deliver a mix of uses including up to 1,400 new homes, extra care provision and a new local centre.

Plans include the demolition of existing buildings and all necessary remediation works associated with the brownfield site, which sits within the Aire River Growth Corridor Housing Zone.

The plans also detail more than 3,000 sq ft of space for retail useage and up to 7,000 sq ft of space for professional and services uses.

The development would also provide more than 10,000 sq ft of health and crèche facilities and 15,000 sq ft of extra care provision.

The plans also have an outline for a 21,500 sq ft hotel.

Rhian Smith, senior planner at HOW Planning, said: "The application site has been acknowledged as a key site for the wider regeneration of Castleford Town Centre and neighbouring residential area.  

"It is ideally suited for the type of development being proposed and the plans put forward by our client will make a significant contribution to Wakefield’s housing growth target."

David Frohnsdorff of Castleford Riverside Regeneration Ltd added: "We believe the plans for this development will deliver much needed regeneration to this part of Castleford.

"There will be huge investment in the local economy and we believe the new population, which would be generated by the housing will benefit local businesses and services, positively impacting on the area for many years to come."


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