Planning permission has been granted for 184,000sqft of new industrial space called Pickering Park.

York-based construction company Lindum Group will develop the site following support from York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (Y&NY LEP) and Ryedale District Council.

The development will form phase three of the Thornton Road Business Park and will be accessed off Enterprise Way.

Lindum development manager Andy Gardner said: “We are very happy that planning approval has now been issued and we can prepare to start construction work on site.”

Ryedale District Council Chair Cllr Janet Frank said: “There has been a need for more employment land in northern Ryedale for many years – so I’m delighted that work is now going to progress.  Officers have worked closely with Lindum and with colleagues at the Y&NY LEP to help to secure this investment, which will benefit the area for many years to come.”

David Dickson, Chair of the York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership Infrastructure & Joint Assets Board, said: “This is an important scheme which will drive economic growth in Ryedale and North Yorkshire.

There has been a great deal of work by all involved to get to this landmark stage and we look forward to seeing the continued progress of the development.”

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