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South Humber logistics park given go ahead

By: Ashley Curtis
27 June 2011

A new portside logistics park in South Humber is set to make the area a transport and manufacturing hub, reports BBC News.

North Lincolnshire Council have given the thumbs up to developer Able UK who will build transport depots, warehousing, offices, a business park, motel and several energy developments as part of the £100 million scheme.

The project is also set to create a number of jobs in the area and, subject to further investment, the Able Humber Port could be the perfect area for someone looking for that all-important logistics vacancy.

The 770-acre scheme could be the catalyst for future developments, with a marine energy park for offshore wind turbine manufacture cited as the next big proposal for the area.

Neil Etherington, Able UK group development director, said to Construction Enquirer: "We now just have to dot one or two 'i's and cross one or two 't's and we will be looking to be on-site in the relatively near future.

"There will be considerable activity over the course of next year," he adds.

Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, expressed her delight at the new scheme, stating: "This is a major breakthrough and marks the first step to attracting further investment on the South Humber Gateway. The application is vital to ensuring the continuing development of the South Humber Gateway and I'm delighted that consent has been given."

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