Town Centre Securities PLC presents PROPOSAL FOR HOUSING IN APPERLEY BRIDGE BPL House, 888 Harrogate Road, Bradford Apperley Bridge Where is the site? • The site is located off Harrogate Road, alongside the Leeds Liverpool Canal in Apperley Bridge. • The site falls within the boundaries of both Bradford and Leeds What is the current position? • Barratts currently occupy the 6.8 acre site in Apperley Bridge • Barratts have said that the site no longer fulfils their requirements • The site is not well suited to on-going employment use What is the plan? • Ownership of the site has now transferred to Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS) • TCS propose to submit an outline planning application for residential use What benefits will this bring to Apperley Bridge? • Regeneration of an underused industrial site • Improvement to the character and appearance of the area • Private sector investment • Boost to the local economy Key improvements to the conservation area • Canal Frontage – The canal side will be improved by the demolition of existing and unsightly buildings. What is going to happen to Barratts? • There has been a major reduction in the use of the head office and warehouse facilities at the Apperley Bridge site. • In 2008 over 400 people were employed, today there are only 185. • Only 90 stores are now being serviced from the operation compared with 400 in 2008. • The offices and warehouses are now extremely dated and inefficient by modern standards and are becoming increasingly difficult and costly to maintain. • There is tremendous loyalty to the local area from all those employed at the Head Office and a desire for the business to continue to be based in and around Apperley Bridge area.