Knottingley action plan proposal to be discussed by Cabinet members

27/02/2018, PR8752

​Cabinet members are to discuss proposals to create an action plan for Knottingley – to help guide the town's future development.

Cllr Harry Ellis and Cllr Graham Stokes

​Councillors meeting on March 6, will consider setting up a plan to guide priorities and support regeneration in Knottingley and in the surrounding towns and areas in the district.

​Knottingley is nationally recognised as a key distribution and logistics location, and is home to new UK processing and distribution centre for TJX Europe, the parent company of retail brand TK Maxx.

Cllr Denise Jeffery, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Regeneration at Wakefield Council, said: "Regenerating the district is one of our priorities and it is important that we consider all options available to support the district to grow and flourish.

"An action plan would help identify areas for business development and new housing, and suggest new initiatives to boost the town, through working with partners and stakeholders using a joined up and coordinated approach."

The Council is already working on initiatives to develop the town, including working with partners WDH, to help improve existing and future housing stock.

Schemes proposed for Knottingley, include a cycle-way known as the Pontefract-Knottingley Connect Scheme, which will improve links between the towns as well as offering health benefits to residents.

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