YESTERDAY THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED that it had received 29 bids for ten Enterprise Zones it will support to bring economic growth and jobs to specific areas.
The Humber Enterprise Zone is one of these bidding for funding and is described as the Humber Renewable Energy Super Cluster and is believed to cover 10 potential development sites in Hull as well as area on the South bank of the Humber.
The 10 Hull sites under consideration include the potential site for the Siemens wind turbine factory, but – according to the Hull Daily Mail – also includes “a largely undeveloped 49-hectare site at Paull east of Saltend”.
The Google map image below shows the area under consideration with Paull at the Southern tip of the blue line (which indicates the road bordering the development site).
The site is currently used for growing crops and is bordered by a popular riverside walk connecting the village to Saltend / Hedon.
Whilst the argument for jobs and economic development is a strong one – the affects on Paull of such large-scale development on its doorstep needs to be carefully considered.