Priority 4d: Enterprise zones

The Enterprise Zones programme consists of 10 sites across the Leeds City Region. With a contribution of £44.939m Growth Deal funding, the difficult to develop sites are able to be remediated, progressed and built on to provide high standard premises for expanding businesses or businesses new to the Leeds City Region.

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 the Leeds City Region 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

Priority 4d Projects

  1. Clifton Business Park (Calderdale)

    Enterprise Zones (EZs) are seen as a key part of the Government’s national agenda to devolve responsibility for growth and incentivise additional economic development

    Read more about Clifton Business Park (Calderdale)

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