COUNCILLORS have been asked to finalise a deal for a massive redevelopment plan.
Kirklees Council’s Cabinet will consider giving the go-ahead for the regeneration of Dewsbury town centre tomorrow.
In October council officers began negotiating with development company the Stayton Group about the plan.
The site takes in Halifax Road, Northgate, Bond Street, Branch Road, Westgate, Grove Street, Daisy Hill, Church Street, South Street and the bus station.
The proposals would provide a maximum of 400,000sq ft of shopping space and up to 790,000sq ft for offices, a hotel, housing, leisure and education.
There would also be a 650-space car park.
Some compulsory purchase orders will be necessary.
Politicians have clashed over the state of Dewsbury.
Last week the town’s MP, Shahid Malik, accused Kirklees of lacking ambition following the news that Claire’s Accessories, La Senza and Thorntons had followed Marks and Spencer and Blockbusters in leaving the town centre.
But the council’s Cabinet member for regeneration, Clr Ken Sims’ said Mr Malik should stop being negative.