Green light for 1,200 jobs plan on outskirts of Sheffield

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Plans have been given the go ahead for a new industrial site on the outskirts of Sheffield that could create up to 1,200 new jobs.

Commercial real estate group Network Space, which has a base in Doncaster, has secured outline planning permission for a 1 million sq ft scheme in Worksop which has potential for up to £100m of investment.

Phase one of the 130 acre site, located between J31 of the M1 and A1/A57 junction, will see 60 acres planned and developed as an industrial/logistics scheme for B2 and B8 uses, which includes general industrial, storage and distribution.

The development will also include a new access from the A57 trunk road to service it.

The site will be offered on a design-and-build basis and will target occupiers seeking buildings from 50,000 to 1m sq ft.

Stephen Barnes, managing director of Network Space Developments, said: “Having worked closely with Bassetlaw District Council to deliver this consent we are delighted to now take forward a significant logistics and industrial scheme in a great location that will provide exciting local employment opportunities. The site is available immediately with minimal off site works required. We have a first rate and experienced professional team in place with the ability to deliver buildings as early as Q1 2017.”

Jo White, deputy leader of Bassetlaw District Council and cabinet member for regeneration, added: “This is fantastic news and not only will this bring a welcome jobs boost but it shows that big businesses are prepared to invest in North Nottinghamshire.”