Derelict salad production site turned into high-quality housing development

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 3 Nov 2017

Work has begun on a luxury estate which is being developed on a former salad production site.

A total of 71 three and four bedroom homes are being built in Common Lane in Welton, on land once occupied by Humber Growers.

Thirteen of the properties, which are being built by Beal Homes, have already been sold, with the estate named Turpin's Heath.

Sue Waudby, sales and marketing director at Beal Homes, said: "We've seen extremely strong demand at Turpin's Heath even before establishing a sales presence at the development.

"People are attracted by the semi-rural, village feel and the accessibility of the location. It's so convenient for travelling into Hull or to Leeds and York via the A63, and Brough Rail Station is close to hand.


John Goodfellow and Sue Waudby from Beal Homes at the Turpin’s Heath development which will breathe new life into the former Humber Growers site at Welton.

"It's also really well placed for excellent local schools, with Welton Primary School and South Hunsley Secondary School just a few minutes' walk away.

"A key feature of the development will be an attractive, fully landscaped area of green open space, with a children's play area, forming almost a quarter of the site. So residents will have a lovely amenity right on their doorstep."

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Beal Homes is investing £20m into the development, which is due to be complete within two years. Prices of the actual homes range between just short of £235,000 and £395,000.

The site has been vacant since 2010 when Humber Growers closed their premises down to concentrate the business in Ellerker, near Brough.

Turpin's Heath's look mirrors that of Beal's other recent developments.

Beal construction director John Goodfellow said: "This is a prime example of brownfield regeneration.

"The former Humber Growers site had fallen into dereliction and become something of an eyesore. This high-quality development will bring a redundant site back to life and make it a highly attractive place to live.

"Our previous development in Welton is just a stone's throw away and very quickly became integrated within the village. From what we've got to know the area well and developed good link with the local community. We're sure Turpin's Heath will enhance the local area, as The Wickets has done."



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