Created: 06 February 2018
Andrew held an update meeting with Homes England (previously the Homes and Communities Agency) to discuss on-going efforts to encourage new businesses to the site. Andrew previously worked to secure the funding from David Cameron's Government to construct the road which has opened up the development land.
Since this time, he has worked with the Homes and Communities Agency, Government and potential investors to encourage development of the site. Interest has been strong in the site, with announcements expected in the coming weeks and months.
Andrew says, "When I took over as the MP for our area, there had been much talk about what was then known about Capitol Park. Promises had been made, but the funding for the road wasn't in place, nor were the various legal agreements needed to develop the road and site. Frankly, the whole thing was a mess which took us a very considerable time to untangle and get sorted.
"I am pleased to say that we got there in the end, and although residents haven't seen much on site so far, there are lots of exciting opportunities being considered behind the scenes and lots of work taking place. In particular, I and those responsible for funding this scheme, have been absolutely clear that we want operators on this site who are going to bring a better mix of skilled jobs to Goole.
"As such, negotiations have been taking place with a number of potential investors and it is hoped that announcements will be made shortly. Homes England have been working hard to secure this investment, along with the East Riding Council. There is still more work to be done but the signs are positive and I will continue to do all I can to secure these jobs for the Goole area."
Photo: Andrew meeting with Michael Birdsall and Neil Graham from Homes England