Knottingley: Warehouse plans could create 2,000 new jobs

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UP to 2,000 new jobs could be created if a scheme to build two new warehouses in Knottingley gets the go ahead as expected at a planning meeting in Wakefield today. (June 4)

Wakefield Council’s planning and highways committee was expected to approve plans for the CrossPoint Wakefield development, on land off junction 33 of the M62.

Discount retailer TK Maxx will operate one of the sites. If approved, developer Caddick Construction says the build is expected to be complete by next summer.

Coun Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said: “This is a terrific opportunity and is a massive boost for the Five Towns and in particular the Knottingley area.

“It really will make a difference to the area and is proof of how important it is to work with the private sector to create wealth and jobs for our district.”

Myles Harley, managing director of Caddick Construction, said: “Cross Point Wakefield is an exciting development which will deliver huge investment and employment opportunities to the area.”

He added: ““We have listened very carefully to comments made and as a result have introduced a number of changes and improvements to the scheme.”