Detailed site surveys to be carried out for Yorkshire Energy Park.

Detailed site surveys to be carried out for Yorkshire Energy Park.

Thank you to those who attended the second series of consultation sessions last month as proposals for the Yorkshire Energy Park development.

Almost 170 people attended five public drop-in sessions over two weeks and many comments were received, as well as feedback on the updated plans following the first round of consultation in July.

The aim of the consultations was to share the latest proposals and answer any questions about the proposed development.

With this in mind, we are now preparing for the outline planning application. We will continue to develop the scheme in readiness for that, maintaining an open dialogue with all stakeholders.

To further inform the application, detailed site surveys will be carried out from November 14th. We have already carried out non-intrusive site surveys, walking, observing and taking measurements.

The latest stage will include creating wells of various depths to understand the geology, water levels and hydrology of the site.

Excavation work will also be carried out and the areas for the wells have been specifically planned to gather the data required, avoiding any areas of historical importance, surface water and underground utilities.

The Yorkshire Energy Park scheme is earmarked for the former aerodrome site within the boundary of Preston village, to the west of Hedon. Although plans are still in their infancy, the development could bring energy, data and education together with businesses in a first for Yorkshire.

Yorkshire-based developer Sewell and Hessle-based telecommunications company MS3 Networks have partnered with investment and development company Chiltern Group in the proposed scheme.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.