Normanton can expect housing and transport improvements if plans approved by Wakefield Council

Wakefield town hall, dept leader Denise Jeffery .
Wakefield town hall, dept leader Denise Jeffery .

A string of improvements to housing and transport in Normanton are proposed in regeneration plans set to be approved by the district council.

New homes and upgrades to the town’s railway station are included in Normanton Delivery Plan, which is recommended for approval at Wakefield Council’s cabinet on Tuesday.

More than 300 people took part in a public consultation on the plans, which are designed to boost economic growth and create new jobs in Normanton over the next two years.

Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic growth, said: “This plan will provide coordinated regeneration in Normanton and will act as a catalyst for jobs and economic growth. We’ve used comments from the public to shape the plan and address the issues that local residents and businesses feel are important to them.”