Plans Submitted for Former C6 and Nestle Site

An outline planning application for a 26ha, residential led development in Castleford has been submitted to Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council by specialist planning consultancy HOW Planning.

The application scheme, which involves the regeneration of the former C6 works and Nestle 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 also 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.

Says Rhian Smith, Senior Planner at HOW Planning: “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.”

Says David Frohnsdorff of Castleford Riverside Regeneration Ltd: “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.”

HOW Planning worked with rCOH and Fore Consulting to develop the proposals which include:

• Up to 1,400 residential units (C3);
• Up to 300m2 retail uses (A1);
• Up to 650m2 professional and services uses (A2/A3/A4);
• Up to 1,400m2 extra care provision (C2);
• Up to 2,000m2 hotel (C1); and
• Up to 1,000m2 health/ crèche facilities (D1).

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Published: 10/08/2017


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