Jobs to be created at industrial development on site of Kellingley Colliery, Britain's last deep coal mine

JOBS are set to be created on a new industrial development which is being built on the site of a famous Yorkshire colliery.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 1:18 pm
CRT Property Investment has received planning permission for a 3.6m industrial development on the site of the former Kellingley Colliery

CRT Property Investment Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, has received planning permission for a £3.6m development on the site of the former Kellingley Colliery.

Supported by a £1.8m grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), work is scheduled to start on the site from May with outline proposals for a completion date of October. A spokesman said the scheme would create or safeguard 78 jobs.

A spokesman said: "As the last deep coal mine in Britain to close in 2015, the plans will breathe new life into the site, delivering a 39,000 sq ft multi-let industrial development, comprising 11 individual units ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 4,000 sq ft.

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"In addition, car parking with electric vehicle charging points and landscaping will turn the brownfield site into a high quality, commercial scheme to attract local SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises)."

Zoe Shearman, property investment and development manager for CRT Property Investment Ltd, said: “We are very pleased to announce that permission has been granted for the

development at Kellingley. Thanks to a lot of hard work, and with support from the European Regional Development Fund, we can give this site a new lease of life.

“As a developer that is committed to creating opportunities within the coalfields, we are very much looking forward to getting started. Delivering a scheme that will allow organisations to grow and develop over time, we hope this will be a further example of how our approach attracts and retains jobs for the region.”

This will be the third new build commercial development from CRT Property Investments Ltd, with multi-let, mixed-use industrial schemes already complete and with full occupancy at Ollerton in Nottinghamshire and Wigan in Greater Manchester.