Pinchbeck haulage firm gets permission for new site
A haulage firm has been given the green light for a new site to help it stay ‘at the forefront’ of its sector.
FreshLinc has been granted planning permission to put up a chill store, collation and loading dock along with with offices, self store containers and car parking at a site in Bervor Close, Pinchbeck.
A total of 37 jobs are due to be created by the application.
The application was supported by South Holland District Council’s Economic Development Team.
The team is quoted in an officer’s report as saying: “FreshLinc are at the forefront of adopting new technology, and responding to the ever changing needs of their customers at either end of the supply chain.
“This extension to the business is necessary to keep them at the forefront of their sector, benefiting many other local businesses by becoming more efficient, and creating further employment in the process.”
The site borders Wardentree Lane between Screwfix and Jewson, and is accessed close to its existing headquarters. It is reported to have been wasteland for 30 years.
The plans will see a total of 118 storage containers positioned to the west of the site with a ticket office and office building.
Angie Stuart, head of fresh produce for ukFPN Lincolnshire, said: “We are delighted with the news of the FreshLinc development in Spalding which will further support businesses and create jobs in the local community.
“In the current climate with the immense challenges to the industry, this is a key indicator of the resilience, innovation and creativity of the sector and crucial for future economic growth in South Lincolnshire.
“We continue to work closely with the South & East Lincolnshire Councils Partnership and our members to improve infrastructure and connectivity to support local businesses and encourage investment.”
Currently, FreshLinc employs about 400 people locally and 500 in total.
In its design and access statement, FreshLinc said: “The proposals will secure the continued employment of existing staff and pave the way for future growth.”