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Plans for new employment land at Leeming Bar

Published on Wednesday, 6th December 2017

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Investigations into plans to create another 38 acres of employment land in Leeming Bar will begin in the new year.

Members of Hambleton District Councils Cabinet have allocated £43,500 to see if the conversion of the farmland close to the A1 – Leeming Bar Aiskew Moor - is viable as business land.

The authority is currently preparing a new Local Plan which, alongside other proposals, will set out its economic growth plans to 2035.   To prevent the economy of the district stagnating and lagging behind from a regional and national level, the council is looking to provide employment land with the infrastructure needed to cope with growth needs of existing and new businesses.

“Initial investigations are promising but we need more detail before we can make a final decision on taking this land forward,” said Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Peter Wilkinson.

“Unlocking the growth potential through the development of this land will have economic benefits for the district.   Leeming Bar is recognised as a key location for business and employment and will have a direct impact on the businesses that are already successfully trading there.”

Councillors will receive a further report on the business case for the implementation of the project once the investigations are complete.