AMBITIOUS plans for a new restaurant, pub and petrol station on the outskirts of Pocklington look set to get the go ahead.
An East Riding Council planning committee will meet today to discuss the development, which could create 92 jobs, on the southern part of BroadHelm Park next to Pocklington Industrial Estate.
BroadHelm’s scheme includes a family pub and a separate restaurant at the Hodsow Field site, as well as a filling station and a shop.
The council’s director of planning and economic regeneration Alan Menzies has recommended approval for the development, subject to conditions.
He stated in his report that the proposed petrol station with forecourt shop and two restaurants would provide a ‘valuable facility’ for drivers on the A1079 and was unlikely to damage trade in Pocklington town centre and the surrounding area.
The report states that: “It would generate employment and help to kick-start the new business park and regeneration of the existing industrial estate.”
It adds that the development would attract new business to the business park and concludes that: “Subject to the final comments of Highway Control and the Environment Agency, the application is considered to be acceptable and should be approved.”
A recommendation has been made that planning officers defer their decision when they meet today until comments from the above agencies have been received.