Work on £200m Brough development to get into gear as link road opens
East Riding Council leader Stephen Parnaby, left, and Horncastle Group managing director Ian Hodges on the new road bridge leading to the £200m Brough South development
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 25 Apr 2018
Construction work has been completed on new link road to a planned £200m development in Brough.
The route includes a new bridge over the main Hull to Doncaster railway line, connecting the project site to the rest of Brough for the first time.
The work has also cleared the way for design work to start on phase three of the Brough South development, linking the Brough relief road to the Humber Enterprise Park, removing traffic from Skillings Lane and easing traffic congestion in the centre of the town.
Eventually, the 125-acre site will feature 750 new homes, a primary school, health facilities, a supermarket, a pub, restaurants and business units.
Infrastructure work being carried out at Brough South
It occupies a stretch of land between the railway line and the old Brough aerodrome.
Ian Hodges is the manager director of the Horncastle Group, part of a consortium of companies behind the develoment.
He said: "Completing phase two of the Brough relief road is a huge milestone in the development of Brough South.
"The scheme has included building a bridge over the railway line to connect Brough with the project site for the first time, which was a significant undertaking.
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"It will enable the local community to readily access the new facilities and amenities which are to be provided as part of the Brough South development.
"With the bridge now in place, construction work Brough South can pick up pace, meaning residents will soon start to see this exciting development take shape."
Residents Linda Paetow, and Phillip and Diana Ceely looking at the plans for Brough South when they were first released in 2011
The road scheme has been completed by East Riding Council's civil engineering contractors C.R. Reynolds in conjunction with Network Rail.
Council leader Councillor Stephen Parnaby said: "The council would like to acknowledge the work of local contractor C.R. Reynolds and the Horncastle Group on bringing this project forward.
"With the relief road now complete, it will be exciting to see the Brough South development progress at pace.”
Part-funded with a loan from Homes England, the project is expected to sustain 200 jobs during the construction phase and create 700 permanent new jobs when all the facilities are completed and open.