Categories: Hull, Immingham, NewsPublished On: 05.02.2021286 words1.5 min read

Huge ‘Green Port Two’ Humber International Business Park application goes before planners

An artist’s impression of Humber International Business Park.

A planning application for a near 400,000 sq m industrial park to the east of Hull – dubbed Green Port Two – has been deferred.

A public consultation and further pre-planning presentation is being sought with applicant Associated British Ports for the zone, known as Hedon Haven.

More than 6,000 jobs have been suggested for the site, which will join Able Marine Energy Park on the South Bank in catering for the huge anticipated uplift in offshore wind manufacturing.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson last year raised installation targets, with the Humber sat in the midst of the two largest zones.

Humber International Business Park proposes 394,839 sq m of employment floorspace, of industrial, storage and distribution designation and associated office space with up to 5,111 sq m of flexible commercial floor space.

The proposed development sits immediately down river from Saltend Chemicals Park and south of Yorkshire Energy Park, two huge industrial schemes already in play.

A plan of Humber International Business Park.

Potential for retail and a hotel is included in the site, which would square up to the Humber’s hydrogen hub, with Equinor looking to invest. A new road from the existing roundabout linking the A1033 and B1362 by Kingston Hotel and Sainsbury’s at the western entrance to Hedon also forms part of the application.

Brought to East Riding’s planning committee, the matter was discussed before deferment was voted on.

Chair Cllr David Tucker said: “Lot’s of concerns have been raised by members of the public and ward councillors, good points have been made by the applicant . . . .

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