£100m Humberside logistics park gets council backing

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A £100m logistics park near Immingham has been given the go-ahead by North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee.

The 1,500 acres site being developed by Able UK is at East Halton and includes plans for transport depots, warehousing and external storage areas, offices, a business park and motel.

There will be road and rail links to nearby ports and the Humber Sea Terminal which is next door.

The application must go to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to decide whether or not he wishes to intervene in determining the application. If not it will be referred back to the council, who will then approve it in accordance with the recommendations and conditions agreed by the council’s planning committee.

Neil Etherington, group development director for Able UK, said: “We are very pleased that members of the planning committee have today made a decision which means we can start moving ahead with our plans—hopefully work will begin next Spring with the first businesses on site hopefully by 2012.”

Able UK has already invested £50m on the existing Able Humber Ports Facility for the storage of vehicles for manufacturers.

Cllr Mark Kirk, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The South Humber Gateway is of huge national and international importance. It is the UK’s fastest growing ports and logistics centre and is ideally located close to two international airports, with excellent road and rail links – making it a gateway to Europe.”


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