A ‘strategic business park’ that has been approved for construction near the M1 is expected to create more than 7,000 new jobs in Barnsley.
The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority meeting yesterday approved the plans for the park that will be constructed at the Dearne Valley Corridor on the M1 Junction 36 (Hoyland and Goldthorpe).
The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority has approved plans for a new business park that will create 7,000 jobs in Barnsley.
Commencement of the project will see the refurbishment of key roads around the area, such the ones connecting Dearne Valley Parkway. The preparation for the erection of the park will benefit work on the road network from the M1 junction along the A6135 to Goldthorpe.
A spokesman for the council expressed his excitement at the prospects of job creation for the area.
“This will result in the ability to develop both potential employment and housing sites, significantly contributing to both Sheffield City Region and Barnsley’s growth ambitions for the borough. It will provide businesses with the right infrastructure they need to thrive and is essential in helping to attract and retain new and existing businesses, which in turn will create a more competitive private sector employment base,” the spokesperson said, adding: “There will be significant impact on the number and proportion of private sector jobs in Barnsley.”
According to estimates based on the approved plans, 2,497 jobs will be created in the Hoyland sites by 2024. By the end of 2033, it is estimated that 4,744 more jobs will be created on top of 110 new construction jobs.
The town’s economy will be pushed up by about £3billion, according to estimates made by Barnsley Council.