West Yorkshire timber firm CR Taylor Timber has been given the go-ahead to build 73 new homes at its Denholme head office and timber yard.
The granting of planning permission means the company will be able to move from premises that it has long outgrown.
Executive chairman Charles Taylor said: “We have long outgrown our present premises. Our long-intended relocation is now firmly back on the agenda.
“The planning committee recognised that for the business to expand and develop we need to move. They also felt the site was ideal for residential rather than commercial development, as it stands in a picturesque setting bordering the local reservoir.
“It is all very positive. We can now start concentrating on our expansion plans in earnest. The project was always dependant on us receiving planning consent to allow us to invest in the relocation programme.
“There is no set timescale – the scheme is still at its early stages – and while we are still looking for a purpose-built site, we do not have any in mind at the moment.
“However, we intend to stay locally and are looking for a potential new home in the Bradford district, ideally near the motorway network. Our delivery vehicles operate across the UK and we need a location that will allow us to better facilitate our fast-expanding timber and engineered timber businesses.”
CR Taylor Timber has been based in Denholme since being established in 1960, moving to its
current Station Sawmills site in Station Road in1966. The company also has a branch in Thornton Road, Bradford.