£2m trade units scheme moves a step closer

Jonathan Atkinson, from BroadHelm Venture, at the site of the proposed courtyard development.
Jonathan Atkinson, from BroadHelm Venture, at the site of the proposed courtyard development.

Plans for a new £2million development of trade units on the outskirts of Pocklington, which would create dozens of new jobs, have moved a step closer to receiving the green light.

The developer, BroadHelm Venture, wants to construct a courtyard development on BroadHelm Business Park, near Pocklington industrial estate, on the northern side of Hodsow Lane, off the newly extended Lincoln Road. It would comprise nine trade units together with a separate new business premises for Home Fit UK, which is currently based in Market Weighton.

BroadHelm Venture submitted two planning applications, one for the nine trade units and another for an industrial building to be occupied by Home Fit UK.

At a meeting of East Riding Council’s planning committee, members decided to defer both applications for the receipt of a response from the Lead Local Flood Authority. Subject to no objections being raised and appropriate conditions being agreed if necessary, the council’s director of planning and economic regeneration, Alan Menzies, will be authorised to approve the applications subject to a number of conditions.

Jonathan Atkinson, from BroadHelm Venture, said: “I’m delighted to have received such a positive response to our applications. We are looking forward to work commencing on site as soon as we have received formal approval.”

He added: “We are already preparing a planning application for a further unit which would adjoin the 
site.”

Home Fit UK would relocate from its current premises in Market Weighton, on Becklands Park Industrial Estate, to the new premises on BroadHelm Business Park if the development gets the go-
ahead.

A new Starbucks drive-through recently opened on BroadHelm Business Park, next to Pocklington Services, the new service 
station.