Lincoln village business park expansion rejected again

A plan to expand a business park in a village near Lincoln has been refused for a second time.

West Lindsey District Council rejected plans to build three new buildings at the Highcliffe Business Park in Ingham.

Under the plans resubmitted by Globe Consultants, a total of 10 units would have been used for industrial and business use.

But the authority said the the countryside location of the development was “not justified”.

Designs for the new units on the Highcliffe site.

It added that the proposal would “accentuate existing features which are at odds with the rural location”.

The developer said in its plans that the proposal would allow for new firms to grow and create jobs in the area.

A large unit providing 107.60 square metres of floor space would have been located next to the entrance to the park.

Meanwhile, each smaller unit would provide 53.80 square metres of space.

The park is currently home to such firms as Active Lincolnshire, Swann Lighting and Richard Betts 4X4 (Lincoln) Ltd.

The district council rejected a previous plan for the site in August.

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