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Wykeland submits plans for £150m logistics facility

Wykeland Group, a property developer, has submitted plans for a £150m site in East Yorkshire.

The development at Melton West business park in East Riding would span 558,000 sq ft and create between 1,300 and 1,500 direct jobs.

Pending planning approval, the facility would add to the firm’s already existing 800,000 sq ft of warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing space at the business park.

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Dominic Gibbons, managing director at Wykeland, said: “Following the impact of Covid-19, the number and range of jobs this development will deliver are needed now, more than ever, and will be critical to the region’s economic recovery.

“The operator will prepare and agree an employment and training plan with the local authority, which will promote recruitment in the local area and outline opportunities for training.”

Construction on the site will be heavily influenced by sustainability measures, with 40% of the area retained as green space. 

Continuing “a long-established partnership with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust”, the developer has ensured the inclusion of a nine-acre buffer-zone and a kilometre long footpath.

Gibbons added: “A key element of this application is the creation of the biodiversity and wildlife corridor on the inner boundary of the development site.

“These plans have been worked up in partnership with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and will significantly enhance the existing woodland area between the business park and North Ferriby.”

The site is expected to be fully operational by autumn 2022, with construction beginning next spring.

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