Former abattoir site plan could bring 300 jobs

Newspaper: Wakefield Express.'Story: Flanshaw residents are going to oppose plans to build an industrial estate on the former site of Kepax abattior.'Picture shows residents by the fence at the end of Laithes Chase, Flanshaw, which forms the boundry line to the land that has been earmarked for the new industrial estate.'Photo date: 23/07/15'Picture Ref: AB145a0715
Newspaper: Wakefield Express.'Story: Flanshaw residents are going to oppose plans to build an industrial estate on the former site of Kepax abattior.'Picture shows residents by the fence at the end of Laithes Chase, Flanshaw, which forms the boundry line to the land that has been earmarked for the new industrial estate.'Photo date: 23/07/15'Picture Ref: AB145a0715

Several industrial units could be built on a former abattoir site, which a developer claims could lead to 300 new jobs.

Developer Bilfinger GVA wants to convert 18,500sqm of land on Flanshaw Way, Flanshaw, into industrial use.

But 47 objections have been made against the plans.

In a letter to case officer John Holmes, Mary Creagh said she had concerns over the size and location of the industrial units.

Other concerns by the 46 objectors include noise, pollution, residential impact and increased traffic.

Bilfinger GVA said the units could create 300 new jobs.

The application has been recommended for approval at Wakefield Council’s planning and highways committee meeting on Thursday.