East Yorkshire will benefit from an extended service from Highways England if a new development in Newport gets the go ahead.

The government agency has submitted a planning application to East Riding of Yorkshire Council to build a new depot and salt barn on Green Park Business Park on the edge of the village.

Once constructed, the barn will have a total area of 642sqm and will be able to store up to 3,600 tonnes of salt.

It is part of a wider scheme that also includes a single storey 336sqm office, 528sqm garage/workshop and a yard with 21 car parking spaces and 10 bike parking spaces.

Green Park Business Park is being brought forward by leading commercial property developers, the Horncastle Group PLC.

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.

“Green Park is adjacent to junction 38 of the M62, where the M62 and the A63 join, meaning Highways England will have unparalleled access to the roads they will be working to keep clear.”

Mr Hodges added a further attraction was Horncastle PLC’s flexible approach delivery, which will enable Highways England to design and build their own, bespoke development if planning consent is granted.

“When you look at what we were able to provide at Green Park, you can see why it was an easy decision for Highways England to make,” Mr Hodges said.

Green Park Business Park is home to a range of companies including the Horncastle Group, Everard Garage Equipment, Proqual, Swift Property, Lovel Developments, Enable Futures, Boiler Plan UK, Kingston Capital Finance and leading communications agency, tprc.

It is an integral part of a growing employment hub along the A63/M62 corridor that includes North Cave, Newport and Gilberdyke and stretches as far as Goole and Howden in the west.

Ian Hodges, Managing Director of the Horncastle Group PLC at Green Park Business Park in Newport – the site of Highways England’s proposed new depot.