Case study

Maze, Planning Solutions

Thornton Employment Park, Bradford

Project Overview

DS Developing entrusted promotion of its plans for a major employment development to MAZE Planning Solutions in November 2007. The completed development will provide 26,000sqm of office, warehousing and general industrial space on a greenfield site at Thornton on the western fringes of Bradford.

MAZE was asked to provide initial advice about development mix and planning strategy, before moving through pre-application negotiations and on to the formal application process, which was concluded by the grant of planning permission in February 2009. The development solution has resolved the presence of major overhead power lines, the need to divert a public footpath, and challenging site topography.

The approved development includes the provision of a new footway, street lighting, bus stops and public seating areas. MAZE will continue to provide input to the project, advancing the formal Footpath Diversion Order application and supporting the development team as the scheme is implemented.


DS Developing Ltd

Development team

Pickles Architects, Brighouse
Bryan G Hall, Leeds:
Morgan Associates, York