Published: 20th Jul 2018

Regeneration firm Harworth Group has submitted an outline planning application that would see a rail hub built in on the site of a former colliery in Selby. They believe the new station at Gascoigne Wood could create up to 2,000 new jobs. The 276-acre site includes the existing 124-acre Sherburn Rail Freight Terminal, which is home to companies including Siniat and British Gypsum. The current terminal benefits from an existing rail connection that links 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 2m 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. Gascoigne Wood has been identified by Selby District Council as one … (To read the full article, subscribe below)