Growing Places Fund Glasshoughton

The Glasshoughton project is a mixed development on a past colliery site at Castleford, near Wakefield that will provide 400 new homes and substantial employment at a number of commercial premises.

The Glasshoughton project is a mixed development on a past colliery site at Castleford, near Wakefield that will provide 400 new homes and substantial employment at a number of commercial premises. A car supermarket has opened, employing more than 30 staff and a large commercial unit will be occupied by Puma. Homes England has acquired part of the site to build 160 homes that will include a high proportion of affordable homes.

Sustainable transport improvements provided include a network of new pathways to improve pedestrian and cycling access to local facilities and railway stations.

About the Growing Places Fund (LEP Loans)

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growing Places Fund provides loan funding to kick-start stalled development or infrastructure projects that will create homes, jobs and other economic benefits in Leeds City Region. The initial £35.5m Growing Places Fund investment was provided by Government in 2012, specifically to invest in development schemes that are unable to proceed due to a lack of commercial finance.

Project Lead Waystone 32 Limited
District/ Area Wakefield
Business case summary Link here
Funding Growing Places Fund £2.4 million
Project Status Activity 6: Delivery
Start and end dates 2013 - 2019
Delivery partners West Yorkshire Combined Authority
Other funders Waystone 32
Get in touch lcr@leedscityregion.gov.uk

This page was last updated in Q4 2019/2020