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Plans  submitted for 2m sq ft rail-connected logistics hub on former Yorkshire site

Plans submitted for 2m sq ft rail-connected logistics hub on former Yorkshire site

Harworth Group plc has submitted an outline planning application to Selby District Council to transform its Gascoigne Wood site in Sherburn-in-Elmet, one of Yorkshire’s most popular logistics locations.

The 276-acre site, formerly the Gascoigne Wood Colliery at the heart of the Selby coalfield complex in North Yorkshire, includes the existing 124-acre Sherburn Rail Freight Terminal, which is home to occupiers including Siniat and British Gypsum, alongside agricultural land to the North.

The site can accept trains of up to 450m in length and is W10 gauge ready to link to industrial and distribution centres throughout the UK, as well as being close to both the A1(M) and the M62. Harworth’s application uses the existing rail connection as the site’s central asset and proposes up to 2 million sq. ft of Class B2 (General Industry) and B8 (Storage and Distribution) space, ready for a range of rail-connected uses that could deliver up to 2,000 new jobs.

 Tim Love, Director of Strategic Land at Harworth, sand: “We have spent a number of months working closely with Selby District Council, North Yorkshire County Council, technical advisors and key commercial agents to formulate a realistic plan to fully account for the constraints and opportunities the site offers, and we look forward to the application being considered as soon as possible.”

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