News and views from across the Horncastle Group

Water voles return to Brough South

Forty water voles – one of the UK’s rarest mammals – have been released into a specially created habitat at Brough South. The release, which was watched by pupils from Hunsley Primary – a brand new school on Brough South – follows the removal of around 20 water voles in 2017 from the development site, to make way for groundworks. The animals were cared for by the Derek Gow consultancy, a specialist water vole ecology business in Devon, until the site was ready to receive them back. They also [...]

August 7th, 2019|Brough South Development|

Congratulations to Andrew Horncastle MBE

Huge congratulations to our Chairman, Andrew Horncastle, who has received an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to charity and business in the community in East Yorkshire. Andrew was very shocked to receive such an honour but is delighted that the work he has been involved with over the past few years has been recognised.  Speaking about the award, Andrew said “It was very unexpected.  For me, the biggest reward is working alongside people who are passionate about, and dedicated to, seeing this region punch above its [...]

June 10th, 2019|Horncastle News|

Big thank you to Brough residents for helping to protect ground nesting birds

The Brough South Consortium would like to thank dog walkers and other recreational users of the former BAE airfield for observing new signs asking people not to disturb the surrounding land. The airfield is home to a range of ground nesting birds, some of which are endangered, and as such it has been designated an Ecological Management Area, to ensure the birds are protected. Recently, at the request of Natural England and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, we erected fences across the airfield to clearly identify the public right [...]

March 22nd, 2019|Brough South Development|

Brough Relief Road Wins Prestigious Engineering Award

The ICE Yorkshire & Humber Awards Evening, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 15th March 2019. Photo by Glenn Ashley. Phase 2 of Brough Relief Road, which connects Moor Road in the east of the town to the Brough South development, has won a prestigious award for excellence. The project won second place in the £5m and over category of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Yorkshire and Humber awards.  Phase 2 of Brough Relief Road was funded by the Brough South Consortium and Homes England, and was carried out by [...]

March 20th, 2019|Brough South Development|

Horncastle Group welcomes ERYC announcement on Brough relief road

The Horncastle Group PLC has welcomed news that work on phase three of the Brough relief road could get underway this year. East Riding of Yorkshire Council announced that they are seeking planning permission for the £6.5m development, and that subject to approval, work could start in the new financial year, which gets underway on April 1st. The road will ease town-centre congestion by linking the southern point of Skillings Lane with Moor Road, meaning that once completed, traffic will no longer be confined to the current town centre route. [...]

March 6th, 2019|Brough South Development|

New school opens on Brough South Development

Hunsley Primary - a new primary school on the £200m Brough South development - has been completed and opened in December 2018. Hunsley Primary sits on a 1.4ha site in the mixed residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme, currently being built in the east of the town on the south side of the Hull to Selby railway track. The single-storey building includes a reception class and six year classes, each catering for up to 30 children, with potential for future expansion. Outside facilities include a soft, landscaped playing field, football [...]

February 11th, 2019|Brough South Development|

Merry Christmas from all at Horncastle

Our office will close for the Christmas Break on Friday 21st December 2018 at 12 noon and re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at 8.30 a.m. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2019. From All at Horncastle Group    

December 19th, 2018|Horncastle News|

Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2018

The Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2018 is taking place this evening at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Horncastle Group Plc are delighted to be once again jointly sponsoring the Start-Up Business of the Year Award with MKM Building Supplies. The finalists for this award are: Playpro Limited - providing a state of the art golf simulator experience, which can be hired out for all types of events from expos and conferences to team building and corporate days.  The company has only been registered as a business for 6 months, [...]

November 15th, 2018|Horncastle News|