Go-ahead for Goole’s 2.4 m sq ft hub

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The development of a 2.4million sq ft employment and distribution hub in Goole has been given approval by the East Riding of Yorkshire planning committee.

The hub will be located within the Humber Enterprise Zone, with direct access to junction 36 of the M62 and the Port of Goole, and the potential for a dedicated rail link.

11111339,719.78 sq ft will be for general industrial purposes, and 1,622,928.59 sq ft will be used for storage and distribution.

The site will be developed by Sterling Capitol and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), and advised by Indigo Planning. The development will be made up of two parts:

  • Goole36 ­ a total of 39 ha (96.4 acres) across a larger area of the overall site, promoted by the HCA for direct development.
  • Capitol Park ­ 13 ha (32 acres) controlled by Sterling Capitol and offering design and build development opportunities, close to the existing Tesco Regional Distribution Centre, Drax biomass facility and the Guardian Glass factory.

“Goole36 and Capitol Park now represent a major opportunity in the East Riding area, offering significant potential for employment and distribution development on a strategic site close to the M62 and the ports at Goole, Grimsby, Immingham and Hull,” said Nick Fillingham, associate director at Indigo Planning. “Their location within the country¹s largest Enterprise Zone is a clear signal of the growth opportunities they represent and the creation of over 3,000 new jobs will provide a significant boost to the local economy.”

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