Plans for what will be one of the biggest port-related developments in the country – covering almost 1,500 acres on the south bank of the Humber – have been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council.
Able UK, which has already completed the first phase of its Able Humber Port Facility (AHPF), is now putting forward proposals for land north of Immingham, which will eventually create around 5,000 jobs.
Included in the proposals are plans for a wide range of developments designed to provide the services needed for the continuing development of the South Humber Bank, which in recent years has been the UK’s fastest growing ports and logistics centre.
These include the creation of transport depots, warehousing and external storage areas up to 2.5 million sq ft, together with offices, a business park and a motel. There will be road and rail links to Immingham Port and the Humber Sea Terminal and a large part of the site will also provide landscaping and provision of areas for wildlife and ecology.
The land, which is the largest site available for port-related developments in the UK, is earmarked for industrial use in the Local Plan, and Able sees it as the next stage forward following on from the 200-acre southern development where vehicle storage specialist GBA currently stores up to 35,000 vehicles of various manufacturers at any one time.
Executive chairman Peter Stephenson said: “We have demonstrated our confidence in the potential of the South Humber through our £50m investment in the existing south Able Humber Ports Facility. We expect to invest a further £100m into the development of the north facility, and the overall investment coming into the area is likely to be in the region of £1.5bn, with some 5,000 jobs created by the time the project is completed in 2020.”