Business hoping to create jobs

A POCKLINGTON business is planning to create more jobs for the town when it relocates to a bigger premises.

Peter Winn Tyres Ltd, on Garths End, hopes to move to a new site on BroadHelm Business Park that would allow it to possibly double its 13-strong workforce.

The independent tyre dealer and distributor has held talks with Pocklington-based developers BroadHelm Venture about moving to a site on the north side of the industrial estate, which is due for development.

However, no agreement has yet been reached and no date has been set as to when the business could relocate.

Tied in with this, Peter Winn Tyres has planning permission to build a new care home on its existing site after it moves. It was forced to apply for more time to start work after delays meant the original planning approval expired.

Andrew Winn, a director for the company, said: “The basic idea behind the development of the site which we have reapplied for is to relocate to a better premises. A larger site, a bigger building, so we can offer more services and expand our business.

“It is an opportunity to provide local jobs and better working conditions and more services for localities. It is exciting. It will create more jobs locally. We’re looking to triple our size really.”

Mr Winn says the business first entered talks with BroadHelm five years about the possibility of moving to BroadHelm Business Park.

Peter Winn Tyres originally received approval from ERYC in 2008 to build a sheltered accommodation facility on its Garths End site.

During its wait for a new site to relocate to, the planning approval expired and the company were forced to reapply to the authority for a three-year extension to the time initially allowed for the development to begin, which planners recently agreed to.

The plans for a sheltered housing complex were initially deemed too large. It will now consist of 30 rooms within a part two-storey and part three-storey building, with a communal lounge and dining room, facilities for staff and caretakers and 16 parking spaces.