Onward Holdings Ltd, a company that is renowned for developing and operating warehousing and industrial units, plans to apply for the construction of hundreds of new homes on a 22-acre, former quarry site in Scunthorpe.
Onward Holdings is proposing to apply to the North Lincolnshire County Council for the multi-million-pound project before then seeking to employ a housebuilder for the construction of approximately several hundred new properties.
Through carrying out this project, on the aforementioned brownfield site, Onward Holdings Ltd is hoping to regenerate the local area and thus provide a welcome boost to the local economy and, of course, to the area’s housing stock.
The Director of Onward Holdings, Neil Storey stated: “On a national scale there is a recognised shortage of housing. When submitted and if approved by North Lincolnshire Council it will lead to much-needed new homes for the region.
“We’ll be looking for expressions of interest from housebuilders when we can progress a planning application to move the project forward and create an economic buzz for the area.”
The company is already a stakeholder in the local economy due to their ownership of the nearby retail development, Glebe Park, which is currently occupied by various national retailers including the likes of Bathstore, Farmfoods, and Johnstone’s Decorating Centre.
As well as this, Onward Holdings Ltd have had previous success with the regeneration of disused mining sites as evidenced by the successful Onyx Retail Park, at Wath-upon-Dearne in the Barnsley area, which had previously been an abandoned coal mine until the company took on the project to revitalise the land it was on.
Onward Holdings similarly specialises in operating highly competitively-priced industrial warehousing in the North of England and offers a range of logistical options and added-value warehouse services in order aid other companies in gaining a strong position in the northern supply chain.
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