Public invited to have a say on plans for 'huge' warehouse and logistics development outside Spalding
Members of the pubic are being invited to have their say on plans for a 'huge' new 750,000 sq. ft development on the outskirts of Spalding.
Alcan Properties Limited have put together proposals for the premium, energy-efficient warehouse and logistics facilities which is hoped to attract high-profile companies to the site on the Lincs Gateway.
However, before any planning application is submitted, members of the public are being invited to find out more at an informal drop-in session between 2pm and 7pm on Monday March 13 at Welland Yacht Club in Spalding.
South Holland District Council deputy leader Coun Nick Worth said: “It is testament to the national, and even international, reputation of South Holland that we continue to attract major investment to the district, bringing new jobs for our residents, improvements to infrastructure and new opportunities for local businesses.
“It is really positive to see proposals put forward for this prime site in Spalding, and I would encourage people to attend the consultation event and find out more about the plans being put forward.”
The new development would cover roughly 18.5 hectares of land which was identified for development in the 2019 Lincolnshire Local Plan.
Emma White, acting on behalf of Alcan Properties, said: “We are delighted to be bringing forward our proposals and in so doing have the opportunity to deliver on South Holland District Council’s aspiration for this site, to see it developed.
"Our proposals will provide much needed storage and distribution space and will generate significant employment opportunities for the local population during both the construction phase and once the units are occupied.
"We have been working alongside South Holland District Council and Lincolnshire County Council in developing our scheme and we are keen to explain our plans and to hear the views of people and businesses local to the site, prior to submission of our application.”
Plans for the scheme are being drawn up by UMC Architects, with Lincolnshire-based legal and professional services firm Knights co-ordinating the work which will support a future application for outline planning permission.
Senior associate at Knights, James Rigby, said: “I am delighted to be able share these exciting proposals with members of the public.
"The scheme seeks to bring forward a Prestige Employment Site in accordance with the allocation in the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan and we are actively looking to explore opportunities to improve the site’s connectivity to adjacent communities as a key element of the proposals.
“For example, we would like to discuss ways of improving the existing bridleway, including our ideas for resurfacing and improved lighting.”