Tuesday 25th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Further development at Capitol Park

Developer Sterling Capitol has submitted a detailed planning application for two major distribution centres that could create over 1,000 new jobs in the Goole area.

The Leeds-based developer hopes to build the units of 300,000 sq ft and 650,000 sq ft at Capitol Park, Goole, a £237 million, 310-acre business park by junction 36 of the M62.

Sterling Capitol has also submitted outline proposals to East Riding County Council for a 100-bed hotel and restaurant, car showrooms, office space and a detailed proposal for the completion of the spine road at the park.

Simon Clarke of Sterling Capitol, said: “The new applications take the development of Capitol Park Goole to another level. The two distribution buildings, with a combined area of nearly one million square feet, will be some of the finest in the region and should create more than 1,000 quality and sustainable jobs.”

He added that the proposed development would secure significant environmental benefits within the immediate area, helping to realise the Council’s aspirations of securing a country park and nature reserve on land to the south of the site. This will ensure the habitat of protected species is enhanced in this nature reserve.”

During the development of the scheme a group of Greater Crested Newts had to be relocated. More than 1,500 jobs have already been created at Capitol Park by a Tesco distribution centre and a Guardian Industries glass manufacturing factory. Council leader Councillor Stephen Parnaby said the development was crucial to the region’s economy.