A multi-million pound scheme to redevelop an industrial site and create up to 2,000 new jobs has been announced.
Property developer Goldtique Ventures Ltd has proposed plans to transform the Junction 7 Business Park in Clayton-le-Moors into a 'vibrant and working living community'.
Under the scheme the existing buildings would be demolished and replaced with modern, purpose-built structures to attract technology-based companies.
Up to 200 family homes would also be built on the 50-acre site with provision for affordable housing and green open spaces.
The developer would also plan to provide a 120-room hotel, restaurant, pub, petrol station, a care home and sheltered housing accommodation.
Grahame Roth, chief executive of Goldtique Ventures Ltd, said: "Our plans for Junction 7 Business Park represent a substantial economic investment into Clayton-le-Moors and will completely transform the appearance of the site, bringing it back into more beneficial uses.
"The creation of approximately 2,000 jobs, new office and business accommodation, community facilities, new homes and green open spaces will be of real benefit to the local community.
"We are committed to consulting with the community about our proposals and hope local people will come along and talk to us about our plans."
The estate was built in the 1930's and purchased by Goldtique Ventures three years ago.
They have launched a public consultation programme and will distribute newsletters to local residents and businesses within half-a-mile of the site.
They are also in discussions with current businesses on the site to see if they can continue operating there.