Clifton Business Park

Key details

Clifton Business Park is a major regeneration initiative that aims to create significant new business and employment opportunities in Calderdale.

Current status

Concept (In Progress)
Development (Pending)
Construction (Pending)
Evaluation (Pending)


The proposed Clifton Business Park would be one of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zones, supported by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Calderdale Council, and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Proposals include:

  • A business park development with new employment uses, roads, footpaths, new drainage infrastructure and landscaping.
  • New walking, cycling and road access to Clifton Business Park, including linking the A644 Wakefield Road and A643 Clifton Common.


Economic growth

Enterprise Zones can be the driving force of local economies as they unlock key development sites, consolidate infrastructure, attract business and create jobs which in turn supports the local community and businesses.

Business growth

Clifton Business Park has the potential to address the strong demand for high quality employment space within Calderdale, currently unfulfilled due to the lack of any other large site and the development challenges of the few smaller sites available.

Transport improvements

On-site transport infrastructure will complement and extend the A641 improvement scheme approved by The West Yorkshire Combined Authority as one of the projects funded through the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund.

Leeds City Region Enterprise Zones logo

Enterprise Zones logo



23 June 2023

Calderdale Council is progressing its longstanding ambition to transform a large site in Clifton into a thriving business park, to create 1,300 jobs and major benefits for Calderdale and West Yorkshire.

Clifton Business Park ambitions take a step forward.

June 2023

Tender process launched to work in partnership with a specialist developer to deliver Clifton Business Park. The tender is open until 12pm on Monday 17 July 2023

Interested developers can find further information at:

January 2023

Calderdale Council was not awarded a share of the governments second round of Levelling Up funding for Clifton Business Park.

The project remains a priority. We are working with project partners to review alternative options as we move forward with our long-standing aspiration to make Clifton Business Park happen in line with the vision of our draft Local Plan.

February - March 2019

We engaged with the public and local businesses about our draft plans. The engagement report is available to review.

October - December 2019

The Outline Planning Application (OPA) and Outline Business Case (OBC) were approved.

July  - December 2020

Ground investigation works and ecological site surveys were carried out. On 1 December 2020 the Full Business Case (FBC) including detailed designs for the scheme, were submitted to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the Reserved Matters Application (RMA) was submitted to the Council’s planning department. The RMA can be viewed on the Planning Portal, Application Reference Number: 20/01354/LAA.

January – April 2021

The Full Business Case is presently under consideration by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. The Reserved Matters Application was approved at Planning Committee on 30 March 2021.