Goole

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has given their support in developing a new masterplan for the town of Goole in a bid to drive investment and development.

The announcement will see plans drawn up for a large-scale regeneration of Goole – which will be submitted to Government in 2021 in a bid to secure funding of around £25m.

The town was invited back in November to develop proposals to draw cash from the Government’s £3.6bn Towns Fund – aimed at delivering urban regeneration to improve communities.

Cllr Jane Evison, Portfolio Holder for Local Economic Growth at East Riding of Yorkshire Council and speaker at our upcoming Humber Estuary Development Conference, said: “There is great enthusiasm and excitement about the prospects the Town Deal could bring to Goole in terms of it becoming the town it has always deserved to be. It deserves to be an urban centre of major strategic importance to the region and beyond, with a diverse and sustainable base which provides a secure, healthy and hospitable environment.”

The Goole Town Deal will be based on a master planning approach which will include identifying new uses for vacant property, increasing economic activity in the town centre, review of housing quality and provision in the local area, and improve the attractiveness of leisure and cultural facilities in the town.

MP Andrew Percy said: “The Government’s Town Deal programme, and Goole’s inclusion in it, means we have the opportunity to fully consider the next set of big improvements to help us secure a bright and successful future. Within the Town Deal, I am very keen to see that we address issues in the town centre, access to training and employment, and the improvements that really matter to the people and businesses of Goole.”

More details will be discussed and revealed about the plans at our upcoming Humber Estuary Development Conference. Register here: https://www.built-environment-networking.com/event/humber-development-conference/