Yorkshire Warehousing Firm Plans For New Sites

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Yorkshire Warehousing Firm Plans For New Sites

Yorkshire Warehousing Firm Plans For New Sites


A warehousing firm in Yorkshire is looking for new sites to help it expand its reach across the region in order to provide more commercial storage space in the north.

Commercial property firm Onward Holdings has revealed it is on the search for available land that is suitable for development, or existing sites that need redeveloping in the West Yorkshire area. Its aim is to expand its stock of warehouse and industrial units in the region, so they can be used by commercial enterprises as alternatives to storage facilities in central England.

A spokesperson for the company told The Business Desk it recognises the housing crisis is still a problem, which means “local authorities face tricky decisions over valuable land resources”.

“But they will be missing an economic trick if not proposing to allocate any new sites for primary warehousing and distribution centres, which will bring long-term benefits and thousands of jobs to local areas,” it was stated.

Onward Holdings recognises that Yorkshire is home to a major motorway network, which makes it a good area for businesses as they can access several UK markets from its centralised location.

“Places like Castleford and Featherstone offer easy reach to the northern container ports, Doncaster Airport and the railway freight network via the nearby Wakefield Europort,” the spokesperson revealed.

Indeed, according to the company, four-fifths of the UK’s population can be reached within four hours of the proposed site, which means storing items in warehouses here is ideal for quick and easy deliveries.

Director of Onward Holdings Neil Storey stated that the fourth-generation family-run business has already secured some good locations in Yorkshire. These include sites in Castleford, Doncaster, Ackworth, Scunthorpe and Featherstone.

It also built Onyx Retail Park in South Yorkshire, which provides shopping and eating facilities.

However, Mr Storey recognised: “More land near to the motorway junctions needs to be allocated.”

This would make it easier for companies to distribute their goods around the country, and even internationally.

It is not just commercial facilities that are being planned for Yorkshire, but residential sites as well.

Indeed, Caedmon Homes, together with the Evans Property Group, has applied to Hambleton District Council to build 28 properties in Brafferton.

Insider Media revealed the Easingwold-developer intends for half the houses in the village near York to be affordable for key workers. These will include one- and two-bedroom apartments and three-bed houses. There will also be four- and five-bed houses on the site too.

Although the developer already has outline planning consent, the proposals it has recently submitted include specific building designs and layout of the site.

In addition to this, Bellway is planning to open its 133-home development in Menston as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

According to The Business Desk, St John’s View, situated just off the A65 on Bingley Road, will launch in the summer after the coronavirus panic has, hopefully, come to an end.

Bellway Yorkshire’s sales manager Paula Murdoch said: “Despite everything we’re currently going through as a country, people are still looking for, and in some cases, buying, new homes.”

All these projects will keep scaffolding contractors in York incredibly busy over the next few months.