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Planning secured for 50 acre logistics site

14 November 2023

Property company Harworth Group has secured planning permission for the development of 800,000 ft2 of industrial and logiscts space at its 50-acre Skelton Grange site in Leeds.

By Liza Helps Property Editor Logistics Matters

The 50-acre site is adjacent to Junction 45 of the M1 motorway, to the south-east of Leeds city centre. It was formerly the location of the Skelton Grange Power Station and was acquired by Harworth in 2014, with remediation and enabling works commencing shortly after.

In April 2020, Harworth sold 19.5 acres of land at the site to Enfinium for the development of an Energy from Waste facility, which is currently under construction, and in August 2021, further plans were approved for the development of a 99-megawatt battery storage facility on a 5.4-acre parcel on the site.

The scheme totalling 800,000 ft2 envisages up to five units, ranging in size from 126,000 ft2 to 202,000 ft2. The units would be built to Grade A specification, incorporating on-site renewable energy and the highest standards of environmental efficiency. Alongside infrastructure upgrades, the plans include a segregated cycle and pedestrian path that is proposed to connect to the Trans Pennine Trail and Sustrans Route 67, as well as tree and hedge planting and other ecological enhancements.

Letting agents are GV&Co, CBRE and Knight Frank.