Yorkshire Energy Park launches weekday Q&A at Hedon Community Information Hub

The consortium behind a £200m proposed development has announced they will launch an information hub in the heart of the community.

Members of the Yorkshire Energy Park development team will set up shop at Hedon’s Sirius Business Centre this week to allow them to meet with local residents and businesses.

The Community Information Hub, which will operate from 9am until 4.30pm on weekdays between, Tuesday 16th October 2018 to Friday 26th October 2018, will offer local people an insight into how the scheme has evolved since the last round of public consultation events and help answer any questions that they might have about the development.

Situated in the heart of the UK’s growing Energy Estuary, the proposed Yorkshire Energy Park scheme is located within the boundary of Preston South village in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The development runs parallel with Hull Road on the main approach to Hedon. To the north, it is bordered by Staithes Road and part of it is known locally as the site of the old aerodrome.

If granted planning permission, the scheme will bring together businesses from across the globe, generating a multi-million pound investment boost for the Yorkshire and Humber economy and creating more than 4,480 jobs within one million square foot of new development, that will include manufacturing, storage and ancillary office space.

The occupiers will benefit from best value and resilient energy solutions and data infrastructure, as well as on-site electricity generation, energy storage facilities and multiple grid connections. An education and research campus, associated on-site accommodation, a data centre, facilities to support new and growing businesses, investment in the highway and flood infrastructure for the area and a series of footpath and cycle way improvements.

Market leading national and international names including E.On, Asanti Data Centres, Dell, SSE Utilities, BYD and Legal and General have already announced their support for the scheme.

Aside from the unique business offer, the proposals include much needed major improvements to local community sports facilities which have been met with great enthusiasm by the Eastside Community Sports Trust.

Yorkshire-based developer Sewell and Eco Parks Developments Ltd have partnered with London-based Chiltern, a national renewable energy, infrastructure and technology project facilitator, to develop the scheme.

Rob Cawkwell, Project Director, said: “We’ve held three rounds of public consultation over the past two years. Feedback from the community has helped to shape these plans and we’re keen to continue that dialogue.

“We also want to highlight the huge benefits this scheme will offer our region, from new business startup opportunities, to apprenticeships and training.

“We’d urge anybody with any questions, or those who would just like to learn a bit more about Yorkshire Energy Park, to come and pay our team a visit this week.”

The proposed development is expected to be heard at East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee shortly.


What is Yorkshire Energy Park?

If planning permission is granted, Yorkshire Energy Park will be developed in a beautifully landscaped, low density and high quality setting incorporating:

  • An energy centre and primary substation, providing up to 10Mw of on-site energy and up to 39Mw of off-site energy
  • 600 rack data centre (tier 3), and disaster recovery suite
  • A mixture of space for businesses, including incubator space for startup businesses
  • Education, training and research facilities and associated on site, short stay accommodation
  • An outdoor building materials and testing facility
  • Sports facilities for the community


The YEP community hub:

Running Tuesday 16th October – Friday 26th October, will be based at:

Sirius Business Centre

8 Augustines Gate


HU12 8EX