Enterprise zones

The Enterprise Zones programme consists of 10 sites across West Yorkshire. With a contribution of £45million Growth Deal funding, the sites are able to be built on to provide high standard premises for expanding businesses or businesses new to the West Yorkshire.

Phase 1 covers an area of 142 hectares. The Aire Valley Leeds enterprise zone benefits from superb transport links being located at Junction 45 of the M1 and benefits from close proximity to Leeds city centre, the main driver of the regional economy, with fast, frequent and high quality bus connections.

Phase 2 of the programme comprises of multiple sites: Gain Lane (Bradford), Parry Lane (Bradford), Staithgate Lane (Bradford), Clifton Business Park (Calderdale), Lindley Moor East (Kirklees), Lindley Moor West (Kirklees), Moor Park Mirfield (Kirklees), South Kirkby Business Park (Wakefield) and Langthwaite Business Park (Wakefield). The second phase aims to promote advanced manufacturing growth, building on the regions strong manufacturing heritage.

The key focus and Vision for the Enterprise Zones as set out in our Strategic Economic Plan is ‘‘the acceleration of development and delivery of high quality employment floorspace in the advanced and innovative manufacturing and complementary sectors’.

Enterprise Zone status was initially awarded to four sites, just minutes from Leeds city centre and the national motorway network. They are strategically located along the East Leeds Link Road; a £32 million dual carriageway linking Leeds city centre to junction 45 of the M1 motorway. This is phase 1 of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Zones.

A phase 2 has now been established comprising nine sites across Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield, located along the strategic M62 corridor.

Companies locating within the Enterprise Zone will benefit from a wide range of incentives, including (depending on which Enterprise Zone site):

  • Reduced business rates (worth up to £275,000 over a five-year period), or 
  • Enhanced capital allowance tax relief of qualifying plant and machinery


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Projects in this section

  1. Gain Lane (Bradford)

    This scheme is part of the Enterprise Zone programme and will be funded through the Local Growth Deal. The project is to provide infrastructure and services to the Gain Lane site between Bradford and Leeds.

    Read more about Gain Lane (Bradford)