The owners of Glews Services have applied for planning permission to develop an industrial estate targeted at small and medium enterprises in Goole.
Jos Richardson and Son Ltd have submitted two planning applications to construct employment units and offices on the land south and south west of Glews Services on Rawcliffe Road. If given approval, the site could see the development of a new industrial centre comprised of small units suitable for small and medium businesses, which aim to complement the larger industrial units which are currently under construction on the nearby Goole 36 Industrial site.
The company’s managing director, Joseph Richardson explained: “There is a demand locally for more small industrial units as the existing industrial units have high levels of occupancy. “We are also expecting to see an increase in the number of small and medium businesses moving to Goole in the coming years thanks to developments by Siemens and Croda on the Goole 36 site. Businesses within the supply chains will be looking to follow the likes of Siemens and Croda to our area and we intend to satisfy the demand by providing accommodation for these businesses.” The company have submitted two planning applications with the first being for a 36,000 sq ft development compromising of small units and offices as well as electrical vehicle charging points and car parking.
The second outline application is for further units and offices, with the exact details of these plans due to be finalised when tenants have been found, to allow flexibility and create units that will meet the tenants requirements. The plans have received support from Goole Town Council after councillors said they “welcome” the development during a planning meeting on Thursday, September 16. Councillor David Jeffreys, chair of the council’s planning committee said: “All the councillors welcomed this planning application. I think it is another show of the confidence the people and businesses have in Goole and it will bring more trade jobs to our area. “The plans look brilliant and the council support Jos Richardson and Sons with their application.” The planning applications will now be sent to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s strategic planning department for approval.
An illustrative image of what the development could look like. Image taken from East Riding of Yorkshire Council planning portal. (23-09-109 SU)