Feedback sought on A1(M) Catterick junction business park plans

An artist's impression of the proposed development at junction 52.

Comments are now being accepted on plans for a huge new business park at the Catterick A1(M) junction.

Eshton Group, in association with Castlevale Ltd, has submitted plans for a 52-acre business park at Junction 52.

The developers say the scheme would bring millions of pounds of investment and create hundreds of jobs.

It is claimed the plans would create an industrial hub at the junction, attracting businesses from across the UK.

James Chapman, managing director at Eshton, said: “Our plans present a landmark opportunity for Catterick and our vision for the scheme is to deliver jobs, investment and opportunity on a large scale, warrantied by the strategic location.

“The site will be marketed nationally at a time when there is a real and urgent need for quality commercial space, and Catterick has the potential to become a hotspot in the future of UK industry.

“You just have to look to the success of schemes of similar scale to understand the impact that a major commercial development could have on the area’s economy. Such schemes unlock countless commercial and economic opportunities within the local area, which have had a real impact on the lives of local people and the way that they are perceived both regionally and nationally.”

Martin Foster, of Castlevale, added: “This must be one of the best sites in the north of the country for manufacturing and distribution being immediately adjacent and with substantial frontage to the A1M, close to Catterick Garrison and a strong local workforce.

“Castlevale is delighted to be working with Eshton Group who have a strong track record, proven experience and the resources to deliver this scheme and all the economic benefits it will bring to the region.”

An outline planning application for the development has been submitted to Richmondshire District Council.

To view the plans and comment on the application click here.

3 Comments

  1. It amuses me that the developers who propose these enormous projects don’t live within the locality but will happily foist it on others!!

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