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Council approves Holbeach Food Enterprise Zone local development order

South Holland District Council has formally approved an order giving a range of planning freedoms for a 17-hectare Food Enterprise Zone at Holbeach.

Local Development Orders, such as the one at Holbeach which was supported by DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) effectively grant planning permission in advance for a range of buildings and uses. They streamline the planning process by removing the need for developers to make separate planning applications within a defined site or area.

The Holbeach FEZ site is accessed by the new roundabout on the A151 and directly linked to the A17 by the new roundabout at Peppermint junction. Permission has already been granted on the site for the University of Lincoln to build a Centre of Excellence in Agri-Food.

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