Pock jobs boost as Bond’s office plans approved
Pocklington is likely to get a major jobs boost after a new development was given the thumbs up by East Riding of Yorkshire Council planners.
The council has approved an office complex at the Bond International site adjacent to its existing offices on the Pocklington Airfield Industrial Estate.
The proposal was for the erection of a three-storey office building, the installation of 102 rooftop PV panels, and associated infrastructure at the Halifax Way site.
Barmby Moor Parish Council had already given its blessing to the application.
Bond International is based at Pocklington. It has three other nationwide distribution centres and a fleet of delivery vehicles which supplies 2.5m wholesale tyres a year.
The company has long-term growth aspirations for the business and for the local area.
The application said the development would see the business employ up to 200 full time employees, rising from 80 workers.
The proposed headquarters building has been designed by Graham Binnington Architects.
The orientation of the building has been chosen for numerous reasons including to maximise the parking area, reduce intensive solar heating in the principle office spaces, and distance the external amenity spaces from the A1079 route.
The site was approved with a number of conditions.
One of them was that no external lighting shall be installed on site unless agreed in writing by the Local Planning Authority.
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