‘Logical extension’ to industrial estate

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DEVELOPERS have put forward their plans to expand an industrial estate off Wardentree Lane in Pinchbeck.

Fen Properties Ltd says its plans to build on a ten hectare site off Elsoms Way represent a “logical” extension to the area. The firm has applied for outline planning permission for the site, which is currently used for trialling crops at Elsoms Seeds.

The development, according to the plans submitted to South Holland District Council, would be made up of light industrial and general industrial units, and there would also be space for alternative units such as car showrooms.

The plans’ design and access statement states: “The majority of the land within the enterprise park is now largely developed with little scope for significant new business to be attracted to the area.

“The application proposal represents a logical extension to the existing employment area and requires little in the way of additional infrastructure to realise development of the land.”

A transport statement included with the application claims the existing road network is “easily capable” of accommodating the likely traffic levels, without the need for additional accesses or roundabouts.

It says the site is adjacent to a cycle way to link to the town centre, along with footpaths and public transport links.

The development, says the plan, can also take advantage of all existing businesses on the adjacent industrial estate.

The scheme is the second substantial industrial development to be submmitted to the council in the last few weeks.

As revealed in the Spalding Guardian three weeks ago, Holbeach-based Ashley King Developments put forward revised plans to create a business park in Clay Lake, which could bring several hundred jobs to the area.