Controversial plans to massively extend the glasshouse growing area at Lucksbridge Nurseries in Moulton Chapel are expected to get the go-ahead tomorrow (Wednesday).
Existing glasshouses and polytunnels on the Broadgate Drove site cover 2.04ha, but these are set to be replaced by glasshouses covering 3.6ha.
Two biomnass plant rooms are also proposed to serve the nursery.
South Holland District Council has previously refused a similar plan, but planning officers are recommending approval of the latest application following the removal of a 9.6 metre wide bay from the northern boundary and provision of additional trees.
Weston Parish Council has described the plan as a “massive overdevelopment of the site” and residents have raised a string of objections, which include comments that the development would harm the rural character of the area, it’s too close to homes and there will be increased disturbance from the site and traffic.
The company says it switched its customer base away from wholesale to supplying major retailers – and that has brought increased demand for bedding plants and culinary herb production.