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