Local planners have approved in principle the development of an 80-acre site on the M65 corridor, Lancashire.
The Burnley Bridge South site, close to junction 9, is to be included in the area’s local strategic plan.
It could open the door to more than 700,000 sq ft of new development.
Developer Eshton is expected to take the lead.
The land allocation will now be subject to a final consultation before confirmation later this summer.