Councillors are set to vote tomorrow (Thursday, November 10) on plans for a new link road and roundabout to support the growth of a Goole business park.
East Riding Council’s Planning Committee is set to vote on plans for the road and roundabout from the A161 Tom Pudding Way west onto land in the Capitol Park.
Planning documents stated the Capitol Park was nearing capacity and a new road was needed to connect the remaining land allocated to it under the Local Plan. Documents stated the site of the proposed road lies west of Tom Pudding Way in the business park, which is in the Goole Enterprise Zone.
The development would involve the widening of the existing road into a dual carriageway from the Tom Pudding Way access to the roundabout in the west.
It is designed to improve safety on the existing spur road from A161, including a plot to the north subject to an application for a new warehouse for Howden’s joinery.
A new access point would also be constructed to a plot north of the road with a new roundabout to allow HGVs to turn safely.
Shared cycle and footways would also be built along with soft verges alongside the widened road.
Improvements would also be made to visibility at the existing junctions at the Tom Pudding Way access point east and the Guardian Industries plot access point, south.
The site lies within a level three flood risk zone but the area is protected by defences, according to council’s planning application.
Planning documents stated the road and roundabout would add to Capitol Park’s already excellent transport links.
Documents stated: “Capitol Park lies in a strategic location adjacent to Junction 36 of the M62, in close proximity to the Port of Goole and the rail freight network.
“Capital Park is a highly sustainable location for employment development, particularly for manufacturing, storage and distribution facilities.
“In addition to unlocking remaining land at Capitol Park, the proposed development will facilitate the future expansion of Capitol Park westward from the proposed roundabout.
“The continued growth of Capitol Park is crucial to meeting the council’s economic aspirations for the East Riding.”