Plans to turn Dalton 49 Thirsk into a logistics park will bring much needed jobs to the area and will be good news for the regional economy. Developers Opus North and Rougemont have submitted a request for outline planning permission to create a 43-acre logistics park to Hambleton District Council. The site, formerly part of RAF Dalton, is capable of delivering around 650,000 sq ft of employment space. It’s expected to provide a range of unit sizes and types for all types of businesses.
This is just the kind of development we need in North Yorkshire as we start to rebuild the economy post Covid. It will create much needed jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs. Situated close to the existing Dalton Airfield Industrial Estate it has direct access to the main road network which will make it very attractive for anyone looking to establish a new business.
Ryan Unsworth, development director at Ilkley-based Opus North, said: “Yorkshire will represent around 30% of all the UK logistics take-up this year, as the region remains so attractive to occupiers. Dalton 49 Thirsk is one of the most connected locations in North Yorkshire and being a cost-effective alternative for occupiers, in comparison to other Yorkshire industrial hubs, we have already had interest from businesses looking for space to improve supply chains or expand into new premises.”
James Craven, managing director of specialist investment manager, Rougemont said: “We look forward to working closely with Hambleton District Council to achieve an outline planning application for around 650,000 sq ft of industrial and distribution accommodation to service the shortage of availability between Leeds and the North East. The location is already home to successful engineering, manufacturing and distribution companies and with the improved transport links it has the potential to provide a significant additional employment boost and facilities to the area.”
Lindsay Ross, spokesman for the owners of Dalton New Bridge, added: “This proposal by Dalton 49 Thirsk is a substantial portion of our land at Dalton and as such is an extension to the long standing and successful employment centre at Dalton. With the recent addition of the new bridge the proposal stands to be a positive and dynamic location for business; good for logistics and for growth.”