May 27, 2015

£50m business park plans given go-ahead

Plans for a £50 million business park – which has the potential to provide 2,550 sustainable jobs – have been approved by Selby District Council.

Leading property development company The Glentrool Estate Group are planning to transform a 75-acre site at Sherburn-in-Elmet into a first-class business and employment park, which is said will help revive the local economy.

Named ‘Sherburn2’, the site is situated next to the existing Sherburn Enterprise Park, whose occupiers include Debenhams, Sainsbury’s, Optare and Eddie Stobart. The park was once part of Sherburn Airfield.

Jeremy Nolan, a director at Glentrool, said: “We are tremendously excited by this development. The success of the adjacent Sherburn Enterprise Park has underlined the potential of the location, both in terms of the labour force and transport links.

“Our plans for this site will lead to significant inward investment in the area, both during the construction phase and when it is occupied.

“The development will provide modern business accommodation, fit for the 21st century, which will provide a welcome boost for the economy of the Selby district.”

Work is set to commence on the site in Autumn 2015, and the developers have promised to see out a commitment for local apprentices to taste the real world of work throughout the construction process.

Leader of Selby District Council, Cllr Mark Crane, said: “The proposals for the development are exciting and underline the fact that the Selby district is most definitely open for business. We are looking forward to working with the Glentrool team to create jobs and prosperity across our region.”

Mike Dove, a partner with leading Yorkshire property consultancy Dove Haigh Phillips, stated that the new development was one of the “most significant sites” in the Yorkshire region. He believes that this will be down to the jobs it will create and the inward investment it will attract.

He said: “It is superbly located with Yorkshire’s excellent motorway network only minutes away, and midway between the cities of Leeds and York, with Selby and Tadcaster close by. There are also excellent rail links, with South Milford and Sherburn-in-Elmet stations.

“During the past seven years, Glentrool have demonstrated remarkable vision and commercial confidence to plan the one of the largest new employment and business parks to emerge in Yorkshire. They have created a comprehensive master plan for a thriving and high-quality business park to be developed.”

Mr Dove added: “This is a remarkable project where occupiers will benefit from a labour pool with impeccable logistics connections. As a strategically important site for the region, Sherburn2 will attract a new generation of businesses and will offer bespoke buildings to companies that are not currently in the area.”

tags Wednesday, May 27th, 2015