Rejected Lincoln business park expansion resubmitted

The developer of a Lincoln business park has resubmitted its plans for the seventh phase of the proposals after they were rejected by North Kesteven District Council.

LEP Developments, which is expanding the Lincoln Enterprise Park, on Newark Road, wants to build 21 new industrial units.

The plans were originally submitted in January, however, North Kesteven District Council rejected them in May, saying the build would be “visually intrusive” and was an unacceptable scale in open countryside. They considered it would not be a sustainable location.

In documents to NKDC, however, LEP now says it has carried out work to improve the proposals and tackle the concerns the authority had.

“We consider this application to be a proposal with significant economic, social and environmental benefits, which should be given significant weight in the determination of this application,” say the documents.

How the site is planned to be laid out, including phases 1-7.

The build will include:

  • 450sqm of office space
  • 1,575sqm of light industrial space
  • 1,575sqm of storage and distribution space
  • 80 new car parking spaces

LEP says the development will create around 36 new jobs.

They say the application now has a “comprehensive” strategy looking to mitigate any potential adverse impacts, including a committee to mature tree planting.

They argue that the development will not “appear isolated” and that it will not be out of place as “a local, medium scale business park on the edge of a main trunk road and near a city”.

An economic assessment in support of the plans adds that it will protect employment, encourage new business start-ups and line-up with NKDC’s support for the expansion of existing businesses.

“The proposed scheme offers an opportunity to deliver a high quality and sensitively designed development, which has carefully considered its context and setting, which will contribute towards driving the local Lincolnshire economy forward,” say the documents.


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