DOZENS of new jobs could be created with a development planned for Brighouse.
Proposals have been submitted to Calderdale Council to develop part of the former Clifton Mills site off Bradford Road.
The CP Group want to build a new 56-bed care home and three shop units on the site bordered by Bradford Road and Birkby Lane.
They claim the proposal will boost the local economy.
It will generate about 40 full-time and 50 part-time jobs, plus short-term construction jobs and indirect employment.
The site is unoccupied, following the demolition of the former mills in 2009 and is about 1.5miles from the centre of Brighouse.
Calderdale Council has been negotiating with agents acting for the developers and councillors are expected to examine the plans within the next few weeks.
Plans show that the three retail units will face on to Bradford Road and will be in varying sizes, up to 4,000 square feet.
They will all be served by a car park and access to the proposed care home would be through that parking area.
A spokesman for the agents, Indigo Planning, said: “The CP Group is a long-standing and well-respected property development business operating across Yorkshire who have owned the Clifton Mills since 2002.
“They are pleased to be progressing with what will be the final phase of the redevelopment of this former mill site.
“The scheme is a contemporary modern introduction to a prominent site.
“They seek to reuse a vacant, brownfield site for a mix of uses, contributing to sustainability objectives in land use and transport terms.
“The principle of the site’s reuse has already been accepted through the grant of planning permissions for residential and office developments.
“The site is entirely appropriate for the proposed uses, being located in the heart of the local centre and providing retail choice and competition for the local walk-in population and a valuable social amenity to meet an identified need in terms of the care home which will also serve a local catchment.”