Public consultation

Former waste water treatment works, North Bierley

Keyland Developments are progressing plans to deliver 11,046sqm of commercial and job creating space on land south of the Interchange 26 commercial site, near the M62 and M606 motorways.

The proposals for logistics warehouses follow the first phase of the site which is now known as Interchange 26 and will provide much-needed employment space to stimulate the local economy and provide job opportunities.

This land is being brought forward for commercial development following news from Highways England that the previously discussed highways scheme will not be pursued in the foreseeable future.

We have launched this public consultation to gain feedback from the local community so please  by completing our survey.

3D visual of proposed North Bierley, Phase 2

History of the site

The North Bierley former waste water treatment works site is located adjacent to junction 26 of the M62 between Oakenshaw and Cleckheaton.

Location Plan

Planning permission was secured in 2018 for a commercial development at the site and is now being delivered as “Interchange 26” by Opus North and Tungsten Developments. This land is allocated for development under the Kirklees Local Plan.

Additional land lies adjacent to the Interchange 26 site and part of that land is the subject of the proposals which are being brought forward. This proposed development would effectively be an extension to the consented scheme and would utilise many of the same utilities connections and solutions that were established through the original outline permission.

3D visual of proposed North Bierley, Phase 2

Who is behind this project?

This phase of development is being delivered by Keyland. Keyland is part of Kelda Group and a sister company of Yorkshire Water. Established in 1987, Keyland operates across the North and has a successful track record of regenerating surplus land and property from Yorkshire Water’s portfolio.


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Key aspects of the plans

  • 11,046sqm of employment/logistics space
  • Over a hundred new jobs for local people
  • 50 construction jobs
  • A modest extension of an already approved site
  • A site allocated as employment land in the Local Plan
  • Major investment in the Kirklees economy
  • Enhanced biodiversity by protecting and enhancing woodland and grassland across the site
  • Business taxes to help fund local priorities
Site Plan

Highways England Improvement scheme latest

Highways England previously considered there to be need for major junction enhancements at Chain Bar- including a new flyover from the M62 to the M606 which would bypass the Chain Bar roundabout altogether. However, that highways improvement is no longer being pursued as it is not considered to offer the same benefits that were envisaged when the improvement was devised. That change removes a constraint which resulted in this area of the site allocation not being included in the 2018 approved development, and now allows development at this site to be considered on its own merits.

3D visual of proposed North Bierley, Phase 2

Have your say

A planning application has been submitted to Kirklees Council. The plans can be viewed on the Kirklees Council’s planning portal using the reference: 2021/70/94060/E.

We are continuing to accept feedback as the scheme progresses so please have your say by completing the below feedback form.

If you have any queries or know friends or family that cannot get online and would like a paper copy of the information sent in the post, please contact us on 0800 089 0362 or

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