Sheffield-based developer, Loxley Land and Property, is inviting interest from nationwide recycling organisations to become tenants in its recycling village in South Yorkshire.
The 45 acre Beeley Wood site is located off Junction 35A of the M1.
Loxley Land and property recycling and development manager Damien Gaunt said that the company was talking to prospective clients at the moment and hopes to have between six to 12 companies within the village. Gaunt said that Loxley Land was not looking for a large piece of land to build houses on it but to look at the waste and recycling industry as opposed to residential because it has a more sustainable future and is ever-changing.
It already has one composter and plastic recycler on board the project and may have an energy-from-waste client.
Resource Efficiency Yorkshire (REY) programme director Andrew Hartley added: The recycling sector is set to grow significantly in the region. We estimate that in Yorkshire and Humber alone the public and private sectors will commit investment of £3 billion to waste management and recycling over the next three years. A major challenge for businesses seeking to capitalise on this market potential has been the availability of suitable development sites.
The size and location of Beeley Wood, the opportunity to network with other similar businesses and the supportive environment, make it a nationally significant development for the sector.
REY is a £10m programme of support for businesses in the Yorkshire region.
Image: Beeley Wood aerial