Long-awaited work to build a new business park in Pickering, North Yorkshire is expected to begin this summer.

York-based construction company Lindum Group is hoping to begin work on site in the coming weeks.

Lindum development manager Andy Gardner said: “The land is contaminated, and so initial works will include remediation, as well as installing infrastructure to enable development of serviced plots.

“The units will then be built on an occupier-led basis and can be designed to suit a range of business types and built specifically to suit customer needs.”

Ryedale District Council first started investigating the land for development in 2006 but there were complexities of contamination and costs.

Council Chair Cllr Janet Frank said she was delighted that work was now going to progress. She 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.”

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