Film and ecommerce plans for Church Fenton

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by Stephen Chapman

Plans for further investment and jobs at the film studios in Church Fenton have been submitted to the council.

The multimillion pound development of the former RAF base in North Yorkshire was approved in 2019, but further planning permission has been submitted which will mean more studios and a major e-commerce operation.

Create Yorkshire has applied for 2 new buildings, which would provide a total of 4 studios intended for film and high end television production, as well as a purpose built office space.

There are also plans for additional services including cafes and restaurants for staff and visitors.

The second application comes from online car company, BCA. The used car marketplace has submitted a proposal to use 2 buildings at the former RAF base, as well as a 33,000sq ft arrival building and a 75,000sq ft production base.

It stated that this would lead to “hundreds of jobs.”

"These two projects are a significant milestone which would deliver a multimillion-pound investment in the North Yorkshire economy as well as hundreds of jobs with many opportunities for local people,” stated Chris Makin, founder of Makin Enterprises.

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