Approval for new business units near Lincoln

Plans to build 23 industrial units in Witham St Hughs have been approved in an effort to improve a local business park.

The application sought permission to build the units on a haulage and storage facility at St Hughs Business Park, Camp Road.

Developer Fawcett Construction Lincoln said that the existing yard would be removed to make way for the units.

A separate entrance door, roller shutter door and sign panel would be provided for each unit, as well as a rear access door.

Council officers said the plans would be an “economic benefit” for the area.

The site is allocated as an employment area under the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.

Meanwhile, the applicant said in their plans that the proposal would help to improve the current use of the site and create jobs.

It said: “The proposals are aligned with the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan (Adopted 2017) and would create new jobs within the local and wider area.

“The impact of the development to neighbouring residential dwellings and local ecology would be ample improvement to the current use of the site as a haulage yard and aggregate yard.

“The proposals would not increase risk of flooding on site or elsewhere.

“The impact to traffic and local infrastructure by the proposals would be negligible.”

Councillors approved the plans with a condition that further information is provided by the Environment Agency on surface water drainage.


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