Jobs to be created at industrial development on site of Kellingley Colliery, Britain's last deep coal mine

JOBS are set to be created on a new industrial development which is being built on the site of a famous Yorkshire colliery.

CRT Property Investment has received planning permission for a 3.6m industrial development on the site of the former Kellingley Colliery
CRT Property Investment has received planning permission for a 3.6m industrial development on the site of the former Kellingley Colliery

CRT Property Investment Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, has received planning permission for a £3.6m development on the site of the former Kellingley Colliery.

Supported by a £1.8m grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), work is scheduled to start on the site from May with outline proposals for a completion date of October. A spokesman said the scheme would create or safeguard 78 jobs.

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A spokesman said: "As the last deep coal mine in Britain to close in 2015, the plans will breathe new life into the site, delivering a 39,000 sq ft multi-let industrial development, comprising 11 individual units ranging from 3,000 sq ft to 4,000 sq ft.

"In addition, car parking with electric vehicle charging points and landscaping will turn the brownfield site into a high quality, commercial scheme to attract local SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises)."

Zoe Shearman, property investment and development manager for CRT Property Investment Ltd, said: “We are very pleased to announce that permission has been granted for the

development at Kellingley. Thanks to a lot of hard work, and with support from the European Regional Development Fund, we can give this site a new lease of life.

“As a developer that is committed to creating opportunities within the coalfields, we are very much looking forward to getting started. Delivering a scheme that will allow organisations to grow and develop over time, we hope this will be a further example of how our approach attracts and retains jobs for the region.”

This will be the third new build commercial development from CRT Property Investments Ltd, with multi-let, mixed-use industrial schemes already complete and with full occupancy at Ollerton in Nottinghamshire and Wigan in Greater Manchester.