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Pinchbeck's Wardentree Park to be home to new drive-through coffee shop, takeaway and fitness centre




At least 50 new jobs are set to come to Pinchbeck after plans for a drive-through coffee shop, takeaway and fitness centre were approved.

South Holland District Council voted unanimously in favour of a business development at Wardentree Park which will bring Starbucks, Greggs, Toolstation and Formula 1 Autocentre outlets to the area.

A leisure complex will also be part of the development planned by Worcestershire-based applicants Hawkstone Properties.

A 'mixed-use development', including drive-through cafe/restaurant, takeaway, gym and hardware store, looks set to be built on Wardentree Park, Pinchbeck. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG-220619-122TW
A 'mixed-use development', including drive-through cafe/restaurant, takeaway, gym and hardware store, looks set to be built on Wardentree Park, Pinchbeck. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG-220619-122TW

Spokesman John Dadge said: “It's an interesting application in that it's supported by the clients involved and so there's clearly a need for this site.

"The vision for it is that it will be very useful to the local area and useful for the employees who work in the area.

"Lincolnshire County Council highways department has not objection to the proposal as the access road to it is already there.

“It’s a good location for this site which has been vacant for many, many years and, in employment terms, it is considered an improvement in the jobs market by more than 50 posts which will be created on this site.

"There will be no adverse impact on the local area, in terms of traffic. and there is no alternative site available in the town centre that could accommodate this proposal."

New Greggs and Starbucks outlets in Pinchbeck recommended for planning permission

South Holland District Council's offices in Spalding. Photo: SG290114-223NG.
South Holland District Council's offices in Spalding. Photo: SG290114-223NG.

. Planning committee members have been warned not to allow the public into the main meeting area in Spalding.

The warning came after a planning committee meeting in May when a district councillor was confronted and verbally abused by someone after a debate about the planned £1billion Spalding Western Relief Road.

Coun Gambba-Jones said: "An individual took the opportunity to come forward and confront a councillor who had spoken during the debate, making certain unpleasant remarks to the councillor concerned.

"They were very confrontational and very nasty, unnerving that councillor unnecessarily.

"It was a very personal attack and it’s not the sort of thing I’m prepared to see in the future."

. A 100 per cent record in planning appeal dismissals is “evidence that our policies are sound”, according to committee chairman Coun Roger Gambba-Jones.

Eight appeals were thrown out by planning inspectors during the month, including a plan for five homes on the former Gosberton Medical Centre site in Low Gate.

Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, chairman of South Holland District Council's planning committee.
Coun Roger Gambba-Jones, chairman of South Holland District Council's planning committee.

Coun Gambba-Jones said: "These people who appealed were seeking to go against local planning policies.

"But we now have the evidence that our policies are sound, according to the Planning Inspectorate."



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