Fuelling Major New Employment Development in Leeds

10 Jan 2018
On behalf of KeyLand Developments Ltd, Lichfields has secured outline planning permission for a major employment development also incorporating a compressed natural gas (“CNG”) fuelling station.
Including the fuelling station, the permission secures the principle for approximately 250,000 sqft of B1c/B2/B8 employment floorspace to be delivered on one of the major arterial routes into Leeds, adjacent to the recently built Recycling & Energy Recovery Facility (“RERF”) at Cross Green, within the heart of the Aire Valley regeneration area in Leeds. The proposals will create approximately 500 new jobs.
It is intended that the fuelling station that forms part of the permitted scheme will complement the RERF by providing refuelling facilities for the City’s municipal refuse vehicles. This follows a commitment by Leeds City Council as part of their wider clean air strategy to replace their existing diesel-fuelled vehicles with a fleet that runs on natural gas.
Christopher Darley, Planning Director at Lichfields' Leeds office, commented:
We are delighted to secure this planning permission and continue our successful track record acting for KeyLand. The approved scheme offers many social, environmental and economic benefits and will act as a catalyst for further investment within this strategically important part of Leeds.