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Jack’s Idea Takes Flight!

A schoolboy from Welton has won a competition to name phase one of residential development at Brough South.

Six-year-old Jack Barnacle, a pupil at Welton Primary School, triumphed with his entry, Harrier Chase, which judges thought best reflected the aeronautical history of the town.

Jack saw off stiff competition to win in the contest, which called upon children from local schools to suggest names for the housing development.

The development, which consists of 200 new homes, is being brought forward by Barratt Homes Yorkshire East and is part of the £200m mixed-use residential, retail, leisure and commercial development located on the south side of the town.

Jayne Patrick, School Business Manager at Welton Primary School, said the school was delighted when Barratt Homes reached out to them to help name the new development.

“The brief to think of a name synonymous with the history of the local area was a great research and creative project for the children, and we’re delighted that Jack’s entry was selected,” Jayne said.

Paul Hogan, Sales Director at Barratt Homes, added: “There were so many wonderful entries to choose from so our decision wasn’t an easy one.

“However, as the new development is near to Brough Aerodrome, where many Harrier Jump Jets were built, Jack’s suggestion of Harrier Chase really stood out to us.

“We liked the reference to Brough’s local association with the aviation industry, and we’re pleased to be able to create a lasting legacy with the name of the new development.” 

Brough South is being brought forward by leading commercial developers, the Horncastle Group PLC, on behalf of the Bough South Consortium.

The consortium is made up of the developers, local landowners and developers Alma Jordan (Builders) Ltd, Riplingham Estates and BAE Systems.

Ian Hodges, Managing Director of the Horncastle Group, said: “It’s great to see the Barratt Homes getting involved with the local community like this, the competition was a fantastic idea and went down really well.

“Jack’s winning suggestion is a great name for the development. Harrier Chase really captures the history of Brough and in particular the area where the houses are being built.”

Phase Two of Brough South Relief Road Completed

Construction work on the second phase of Brough Relief Road has been completed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The vital infrastructure work was carried out by local civil engineering company C.R. Reynolds Ltd in partnership with the council and Network Rail.

The work extends the relief road, providing a link to the £200m Brough South development on the south of the railway line, enabling construction work on the scheme to progress to the next phase.

It also clears the way for design work to start on phase three of the project, linking Brough Relief Road to the Humber Enterprise Park, to remove traffic from Skillings Lane and ease traffic congestion in the centre of Brough.

Brough South is a mixed-use residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme being brought forward by the Horncastle Group PLC on behalf of the Brough South Consortium.

The consortium is made up of Horncastle Group PLC, local landowners and developers Alma Jordan (Builders) Ltd and Riplingham Estates Ltd and BAE Systems Ltd.

Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group PLC, said: “Completing phase two of 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. 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.”

The development is being part-funded with a loan from the Homes England and Horncastle has worked with ERYC’s infrastructure on the delivery of Phase Two of the Brough Relief Road.

Brough South will create more than 700 new, permanent jobs once completed and 200 jobs during the construction phase.

Once completed, the 125-acre site should include;

  • 750 new family homes
  • A supermarket
  • New healthcare facilities and care facilities for the elderly
  • Restaurants, hotel and pub for family use
  • A primary school
  • A range of retail units and a DIY store
  • Natural play environments
  • An important ecological area/zone adjacent to the Humber
  • A relief road to the Humber Enterprise Zone
  • Junction improvements to the A63 to reduce congestion.

Planning application granted for 200 homes at Brough South

A Reserve Matters Planning application has been approved to build the first phase of residential properties at the Brough South development.

Barratt Homes Yorkshire East was granted consent in respect of the first 200 homes to be built at the development, by East Riding of Yorkshire Council earlier this month.

In total, around 750 homes will be constructed over four phases at the £200m mixed-use residential, retail, leisure and commercial development on the south side of the Hull to Selby railway track.

They will range from two-bedroom starter homes to detached, four-bedroom executive houses.

Brough South will also include a new primary school, healthcare facilities, a supermarket and non-food shops, family restaurants and a variety of new premises for local businesses, enhancing the already thriving East Yorkshire town.

The development is being brought forward by leading East Yorkshire property developer, the Horncastle Group PLC, on behalf of the Brough South Consortium. The consortium is made up of the developers, local landowners and developers Alma Jordan (Builders) Ltd, Riplingham Estates and BAE Systems.

Ian Hodges, managing director of Horncastle Group PLC, said he was delighted the application had been approved.

He said: “We’re really pleased to announce that the planning application was successful and that the first phase of residential development can commence. Barratt Homes is a nationally recognised name and one that is synonymous with high quality, well designed houses which will be very much in keeping with the wider Brough South development.”

Construction work is due to start on the homes in summer 2018, after infrastructure works and land raising operations have been completed.

Water basin provides flood relief and home for wildlife at Brough South

Water Basin at Brough South creates home for wildlife

A water basin created to provide flood relief and a home for wildlife has been completed at Brough South.

The basin was designed by BWB in consultation with Natural England and East Riding Council, and built by South Yorkshire-based contractor VHE Construction.

It provides a range of ecological enhancements at the former airfield to the south of the development site, and will increase biodiversity by creating a habitat for voles, waders, ground nesting birds and other wildlife.

The basin is also situated on an important migratory route.

A series of information boards are due to be erected shortly, enabling people to learn about the importance of the habitat and the different species the water basin will attract.

Materials extracted from the basin have been used to raise land on which the first phase of residential development will take place.

Further land raising activity will is due next year, before Barratt Homes Yorkshire East start construction on 200 new houses in the summer.

Brough South is being brought forward by leading East Yorkshire property developer, the Horncastle Group PLC, on behalf of the Brough South Consortium, which is made up of the Horncastle Group, local landowners and developers Alma Jordan (Builders) Ltd, Riplingham Estates Ltd and BAE Systems Ltd.

Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group PLC, said: “The water basin is the first of a number of ecological enhancements that will be delivered by the project and has created a home for wildlife and improve biodiversity of the area. The Humber, adjacent, is an SSSI and the basin will serve the migratory birds that use the estuary.”

Land raising work paves way for construction of new Brough South school

Construction of a new primary school at Brough South can now get underway after local civil engineering company CR Reynolds completed land raising work on site.

The Hessle-based company is also building an access road to the site, which will be the home of the new primary school, which will be a feeder school to South Hunsley Secondary School and Sixth Form College.

West Yorkshire building company RH Fullwood has been appointed by the Department of Education as the main contractor on the scheme, and are due to start work immediately.

The school will form an important part of the wider Brough South – a £200m mixed residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme to be built on land between the railway line and the Brough aerodrome.

Once completed, the primary school will be managed by Education Alliance, a multi-school trust which also includes South Hunsley and Malet Lambert.

It will be single-storey, contemporary style, and consists of a reception class and six year classes each catering for a maximum of 30 pupils.

Brough South is being brought forward by leading East Yorkshire property developer, the Horncastle Group PLC, on behalf of the Brough South Consortium, which is made up of the Horncastle Group, local landowners and developers Alma Jordan (Builders) Ltd, Riplingham Estates Ltd and BAE Systems Ltd.

Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group, said: “The land raising work has been completed on time which means construction can now get underway. The primary school forms a central part of the Brough South scheme so we’re delighted it is moving forward.”

Water Basin provides Home for Wildlife at Brough South

Water Basin at Brough South creates home for wildlife

Enhancing the habitat for wildlife is priority for the Brough South development. That’s why work is currently ongoing to provide a wildlife-friendly water basin and other ecological enhancements on the former airfield to the south of the development site.

The work, being carried out by VHE Construction, has been designed by BWB in consultation with Natural England and East Riding Council, and will increase biodiversity by creating a habitat for voles, waders, ground nesting birds and other wildlife, on what is an important route for migratory birds.

As part of the work, a fence will be put up around the public footpath that leads through the site and down to the Humber. Users can learn all about the importance of the habitat from information boards which will be erected.

Brough South is a mixed-use residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme being brought forward by the Horncastle Group PLC on behalf of the Brough South Consortium.

Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group PLC, said: “The water basin and other ecological enhancements will create a home for wildlife and increase biodiversity. The Humber, adjacent, is an SSSI and the basin will serve the birds associated with that.”

CR Reynolds Appointed to carry out Infrastructure work at Hunsley Primary

Hunsley PrimaryLocal contractor CR Reynolds has been appointed to undertake infrastructure work for the site of Hunsley Primary – a new primary school that will form an important component of the Brough South development.

Work being undertaken by the Hessle-based company includes building an access road to the site, and the formation of a development platform to ensure the building is lifted out of the flood zone.

Scheduled to be completed by January 2018, the work at will enable the Education & Skills Funding Agency to bring Hunsley Primary forward.

This is the second contract CR Reynolds has won in relation to the Brough South development.

The company is also completing Phase 2 of the Brough South Relief Road, which connects Moor Road in the east of the town to land on the south of the railway line.

Once completed, the school will be managed by Education Alliance, a multi-school trust also including South Hunsley and Malet Lambert.

The school will be single-storey, contemporary style, and consist of a reception class and six year classes, each catering for a maximum of 30 pupils.

It will form part of Brough South, a £200m mixed use residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme being brought forward by the Horncastle Group PLC on behalf of the Brough South Consortium.

Brough Traffic Disruption Minimised during Land Raising Work

Vital land-raising work at Brough South is being carried out in such as a way as to minimise traffic disruption to residents and motorists in the town.

The vast majority of material used to raise the land has been recycled from excavations of the development site itself, removing the need to import materials which would have a detrimental effect on traffic flow.

A small quantity of material will be imported from nearby Melton Park, however this unlikely to have any impact on traffic in Brough, Elloughton and Welton in peak times.

Land raising is necessary to alleviate the risk of flooding at the Brough South development.

The work, carried out by VHE Construction, will see the development site raised to a platform level of 6.33m above sea level, before building work can get underway.

The work has commenced and is forecast to finished in June 2018.

Brough South is a mixed-use residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme being brought forward by the Horncastle Group PLC on behalf of the Brough South Consortium.

Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group PLC, said: “As a responsible developer, we’re keen to cause as little disruption as possible to residents and motorists in Brough.

“That’s why we’ve decided to recycle the material from the development site instead of importing it from elsewhere for this initial phase.”

Brough Relief Road on course to be completed by Christmas

Phase Two of Brough Relief Road, an integral infrastructure project to serve the development, is on schedule to be completed by Christmas.

Once finished, the road will connect Moor Road to land on the south of the railway line, paving the way for the £200m Brough South development.

Last month, a new bridge across the railway line was lifted into place, connecting Brough’s east end with the former airfield for the first time.

Work will continue throughout the autumn, and is due to complete before the end of the year.

Phase Three of the project, which will get underway next year, will link Brough Relief Road to Humber Entreprise Park, easing traffic congestion in the centre of the town.

Brough South is a mixed-use residential, retail, leisure and commercial scheme being brought forward by the Horncastle Group PLC on behalf of the Brough South Consortium.

Ian Hodges, managing director of the Horncastle Group PLC, said: “We’re delighted that Brough Relief Road is running to schedule and will be completed by Christmas.

“Once it is finished, work can commence on the exciting Brough South development, which will bring a host of new amenities to the town.”

Brough South Liaison Committee Meeting – Monday 11th September at 7 p.m.

A Liaison Committee has been established for Brough South in accordance with the Planning Permission.  The Committee is intended to provide a forum in which Members can meet to consider the effects and issues arising from the development during its construction.

Members of the public can attend the meetings as observers only.  Therefore, if you wish to raise a matter for consideration at a meeting, then you should contact a Member in advance and provide details.

The Chairman of the Committee, Councillor Tony Galbraith, has agreed to attend the meeting venue 30 minutes prior to each meeting to consider any matters you may wish to raise.

The meetings will be held at the Petuaria Centre, Centurion Way, Brough and the next meeting is scheduled for Monday 11th September 2017 at 7 p.m.