Richard Beal spoke of Goole's "rich potential". Credit: Meehan Media

Goole green light for Beal Homes

East Riding Council has approved 600 further homes at the £210m Greenways, the firm’s largest project to date.

The Greenways in Goole will ultimately comprise 806 properties. Completion of a third building phase in summer took the homes completed to 200, 180 of which have now been sold.

Set to be the largest housing scheme in the East Yorkshire town for decades, the remaining 600 homes will be built out across a 73-acre site off Rawcliffe Road.

As must all local authorities, East Riding is looking to marry up business investment with housing, and the approval comes amid a set of encouraging developments.

Siemens Mobility is delivering a £200m-plus rail industry hub, while Croda is to develop a worldwide distribution centre. Humber Freeport’s application for a tax site in Goole was lodged with central government earlier this month.

Beal chief executive Richard Beal said: “We identified the rich potential of Goole many years ago now, as well as a pent-up demand for high-quality new homes in the town.

“The strong sales we have achieved and the continuing high demand we are seeing at The Greenways has justified our confidence.

“We’re now pleased to have secured full planning permission to continue our long-term investment and the critical contribution we’re making to Goole’s remarkable rejuvenation.”

The homes will be two-, three-, and four-bedroom.

Beal land director Chris Murphy said: “The Greenways has transformed the quality and variety of housing in Goole, providing luxury, contemporary homes for local residents as well as attracting new people to the town.

“As the largest single development in our company’s history, securing full planning permission for the remainder of The Greenways marks another significant milestone in our delivery of this long-term scheme.

“It builds on our proud history of delivering high-quality developments that enhance local communities, provide desirable places to live, and support economic growth.”

Richard Beal serves as a member of the Goole Town Deal Board which is directing £25m of investment into the town’s infrastructure and facilities from the government’s Towns Fund. The firm is also supporting a tennis coaching project in the area.

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