Highways England considering new depot and salt barn to serve M62/A63

A new depot and salt barn to be situated in the East Yorkshire business park is being considered by Highways England so it can better serve the M62 and A63 corridor during the winter.

Plans are being submitted to improve the critical winter service offered on the major trunk roads linking the city and port to the UK motorway network.

Highways England is looking to build on Green Park Business Park at Newport, according to reports.

The barn would span 642 sq m, with the capacity to store up to 3,600 tonnes of salt. It would also include a single storey 336 sq m office, 528 sq m garage/workshop and yard.

Commercial property developer Horncastle Group is behind the scheme, on the site it calls home. Managing director Ian Hodges said: “Highways England is rolling out a number of new depots in the UK and chose the location because of its close proximity to the M62/A63, and because it is central to the region the organisation will serve.

“If it gets the go ahead, gritters will work east to Hull docks and west along the M62 as far as Ferrybridge in West Yorkshire.

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