£50 million Sherburn business park plans

An aeriel picture of the proposed Sherburn site
An aeriel picture of the proposed Sherburn site

A planning application to build a £50 million business park in Sherburn, which would create 2,500 jobs has been submitted to Selby Council.

Property development company, The Glentrool Estate Group is applying to the Council for permission to transform a 90-acre site at Sherburn-in-Elmet into a business and employment park.

The proposed site is called The Proving Ground and is next to the Sherburn Enterprise Park, whose occupiers include Debenhams, Sainsbury, Optare and Eddie Stobart.

Glentrool Director, Jeremy Nolan said: “We are tremendously excited by this development. The success of the adjacent Sherburn Enterprise Park has underlined the potential of the location, both in terms of the labour force and transport links.

“Our plans for this site will lead to significant and much-needed inward investment in the area, both during the construction phase and when it is occupied.

The Proving Ground development will provide modern business accommodation, fit for the 21st century, which will provide a welcome boost for the economy of the Selby district.”

If approved detailed applications for specific parts of the site could be submitted this Autumn with the opportunity for work to start on site in 2014.