The facility, which is being promoted by Northminster Properties has been pre-let to DPD who will move to the new hub from its existing premises as it requires more space to meet current demand and future growth potential.

The facility will be developed on a 10-acre plot at Northminster Business Park and will consist of a single storey warehouse with hard standing laid out to serve 30 level-access loading doors and 11 dock-level loading doors. Parking would be provided for 15 HGVs, 145 vans and 165 cars, including 7 disabled bays. Secure cycle parking would be provided for 44 bicycles.

The facility will operate by receiving parcels at the site, sorting them and then delivering them elsewhere. The site would serve the Northallerton, Scarborough, Hull/Withernsea, Selby, Wetherby and Harrogate areas. Staff would work in shifts, allowing parcels to arrive to site and be delivered throughout the day. The premises would operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

DPD currently employs 81 staff at its York depot and the new facility is set to support the creation of a further 125 jobs, including new office staff and delivery drivers.

The application will be considered by the council’s Planning Committee on 1 July 2021.