Plans have been lodged for a temporary distribution facility at an East Yorkshire business park to lead the way for a new permanent facility on the site.

Planned for Plot D of the Melton West Business Park, the developer, Wykeland Group have submitted the proposal in partnership with DWD and SMR Architects to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

They will be discussing these plans, along with their other developments at the upcoming Northern Powerhouse Economic Growth Conference

Planning permission is sought for construction of a 79,000 sq ft modular warehouse with about 10,000 sq ft of ancillary offices.

The scheme also includes the provision of 172 car parking spaces (including seven disabled spaces) and 367 van storage spaces. Five HGV docking stations would be provided in the proposed service yard to the north of the warehouse.

Wykeland, which owns Melton West Business Park, has identified an occupier which plans to use the proposed unit as a last-mile distribution facility.

Temporary planning permission is sought for one year, after which the unit would be replaced with a permanent, built-to-suit warehouse.

A design and access statement prepared as part of the application said: “The proposal demonstrates a positive push for the growth of business within the Melton West industrial estate.

“The development will provide new connections within the community and aid in the regional and national connections the end user operates within.

“The developed site will meet requirements for generating local employment and investing back into the industrial and business communities.”

In December 2018, Wykeland completed its largest ever land deal for the purchase of the former Melton Park site, increasing the total size of the Melton West development to 200 acres.