September 15, 2010 4.07 pm This story is over 164 months old

Council approves Teal Park regeneration

New jobs: Permission for a new commercial business park just outside Lincoln was approved by North Kesteven District Council.

A planning application to turn the disused Teal Park into a business park has been approved by North Kesteven District Council.

The 30.7 hectare allocated site on Whisby Road, currently being developed by Taylor Lindsey, is situated in a key employment area in North Hykeham.

The plans hope to bring thousands of new jobs to Lincoln once the building is complete, with plenty of office space for smaller businesses.

The council agreed to the new plans, provided the area for small businesses is built first, and not the areas for large-scale businesses, or Siemens’ potential plot.

Originally, Siemens wanted to move all of their operations to Teal Park, but now only have the option of relocating their gas turbine services to the site.

Teal Park, next to the A46 Lincoln bypass, has plans for a hotel, public house, leisure centre, showrooms, and large retail areas, as well as office blocks.

Councillor Marion Brighton OBE, Leader of North Kesteven District Council said: “By making these changes to the phasing and conditions, we aim to not only support the early delivery of employment opportunities, and promote the site’s long term sustainable delivery.

“Teal Park has the potential… to draw in much needed investment to the area. As a consequence we are keen to do all that we can to facilitate and foster that growth.”

View the plans for Teal Park, including where Siemens could go, here [PDF]

Source: North Kesteven District Council | Photo: Hodgson Elkington & Co | Related Report: Lincolnshire Echo