North Lincolnshire Council has approved plans by Able UK to build a £100m logistics park on the South Humber Gateway.
The site covers almost 1,000 acres at East Halton and developments will include transport depots, warehousing, external storage areas, offices, a business park and motel, and energy developments
Road and rail links to the adjacent ports of Grimsby and Immingham, and to the Humber Sea Terminal will also be provided.
Councillor Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is a major breakthrough and marks the first step to attracting further investment on the South Humber Gateway. The site is the fastest growing ports and logistics centre in the country and has the potential to be Europe’s leader in renewable energy.”
The development is expected to create more than 5,000 jobs and could attract up to £1.5 billion of further investment in the area.