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Beal secures planning approval to complete £210m Goole development

Beal Homes has secured full planning permission to complete the award-winning housebuilder’s largest-ever development, The Greenways in Goole.

The planning approval from East Riding of Yorkshire Council is for 600 homes, giving the green light for Beal to continue to deliver the £210m development, which will ultimately extend to 806 properties.

Construction of the remainder of the development will represent a further £156m investment by Beal in one of Yorkshire’s fastest-growing towns.

Beal has now sold more than 180 homes at The Greenways, with continuing strong demand from a wide range of househunters, including first-time buyers, professionals, families and downsizers.

Many have been local people achieving their dream of owning a high-quality new home in their home town, with the Beal investment addressing a shortage of new-build properties in Goole.

Work is currently underway on a new show village at the development, which will demonstrate the luxury offered through Beal’s state-of-the-art Design Lounge service.

The Greenways is on a 73-acre site equivalent to almost 50 football pitches off Rawcliffe Road in Goole and is the largest housing scheme in the town for decades.

The development is a key element of an ongoing wave of investment in Goole, including Siemens Mobility’s £200m-plus rail village and a worldwide distribution hub for FTSE 100 company Croda, which are creating hundreds of highly-skilled jobs in the town.

Demand for The Greenways has been exceptionally strong, validating Beal’s confidence in the town.

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 600 homes that have now received full planning consent will comprise a selection of East Yorkshire-based Beal’s most popular two, three and four-bedroom properties.

The approved plans also include a new public right of way to be created around the perimeter of The Greenways, as well as a cycle path running through the development.

New public green spaces will also be created, with direct access to the popular West Park Goole providing a link to 32 acres of park complete with a playground, multi-use games area, BMX tracks, sports pitches and a bowling green.

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.”

The Greenways is playing a major role in the regeneration of Goole. Over the course of the development, Beal’s investment will secure the employment of almost 2,500 people in construction and related roles and in the local community.

As well as delivering The Greenways, Beal is playing a wider role in Goole’s exciting regeneration.

Richard Beal is a leading 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.

Beal is also supporting the local community at grassroots level, including by funding a two-year programme by Goole Tennis Centre to enable up to 2,000 children to experience tennis coaching.

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