Leeds City Council runs rule over plan for £50m M1 development

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COUNCIL planners are expected to decide in the next couple of months whether to give the green light to a £50m motorway service station development.

As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, a firm called Extra MSA Group wants to build Leeds Skelton Lake Services at junction 45 of the M1.

The development would feature a timber-framed food court-style building as well as a hotel, business centre and filling station. A planning application was submitted to Leeds City Council in May and it has won the support of local MPs Alec Shelbrooke and Richard Burgon.

If the scheme gets the go-ahead, it is expected to create 300 full-time equivalent jobs and 400 construction jobs.

Discussions are under way to ensure recruitment is focused on the local area while an apprenticeships link-up with schools and colleges is also in the pipeline.