Goole

Goole was designated a Renaissance Town by Yorkshire Forward  in 2008.

What is the strategy for Goole?

A Strategic Development Framework now exists for the town, developed by a consultant team led by LDA Design. The vision for Goole promotes the town’s role as a ‘Haven of Opportunity’.  The Renaissance Plan focuses on making Goole a great place by reconnecting the town with its waterfront and enhancing its competitiveness and distinctiveness.

How will this be realised?

To achieve this vision, several projects have been planned, including:

  • Junction—An auditorium, a spacious workshop, a community room and café bar. Supported with investment from Yorkshire Forward, Arts Council England Goole Town Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Town Centre: Aire Street Triangle — Reconnecting the town to its waterfront
  • Salt and Pepper Pots – Illuminating these key asset water towers and developing new business units and green infrastructure.
  • Capitol Park — Enabling new employment opportunities 
  • New Leisure and Educational offer – enhanced further education provision, a Sports Village and linkage to the countryside.

How much is being invested?

Yorkshire Forward are investing £1.7m into Junction and further renaissance projects will be developed.

The Facts

  • Goole is Britain's premier inland port, capable of handling nearly 3 million tonnes of cargo per annum
  • It has a population of 17,600 (2001 census)
  • Capital Park, a 310 acre development in Goole is home to Guardian Industries and Tesco