Hundreds of jobs on way with new out-of-town retail park?

Wakefield Town Hall.
Wakefield Town Hall.

A new retail development could be built in the city’s Snowhill area after fresh plans were submitted to Wakefield Council.

Developer Kier Property Developments is seeking full planning permission for an Aldi supermarket, a frozen food store, four shops, a drive-through coffee shop and a McDonalds restaurant on land just off the A650 near the Paragon Business Park.

Permission for a new roundabout to access the site has already been granted.

A design and access statement submitted with the application said the scheme would create up to 150 jobs during construction and 100 full-time jobs once complete.

The development would also include car parking for up to 259 vehicles.