January 17, 2022 4.55 pm

New Lincoln business park up for approval

Industrial units and office complex planned for track-side site

Plans for a series of business units and offices to the north of Beevor Street in Lincoln are set to be approved next week.

The City of Lincoln Council’s Planning Committee will be asked by officers to approve Lincoln Western’s plans for a total of 21 units on the site as well as outline plans to build two further office buildings nearby.

The main site, to be called Foundry Park, will also include new access roads, 43 initial car parking spaces, cycle parking, landscaping and two areas for sustainable drainage systems.

In a report before members next Wednesday, officers will say the site is allocated in the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan as for “strategic employment” and the principle of the build is acceptable.

“The developments would make effective and efficient use of land and would reflect the architectural style of the local surroundings,” said the documents.

Site layout plans for the business units which are up for full approval.

The build will break down into one large building containing a unit of its own and four others, each split into five units.

Although due to come back before planning at a future point for confirmation, the planned office buildings are designed to be four-storeys high.

Officers said that although there was initial concern over the height, the applicants were able to convince them it was “not unusual to see taller buildings at the edge of the urban area” and that there were a number of comparable buildings in the wider area.

The applicant’s plans for office buildings are only at outline stage at the moment.

The application has received an objection from a nearby business around potential noise issues, however, officers raised no objections, only asking that further noise assessments be carried out when the office plans returned to the council.

Lincolnshire County Council has also asked for £25,000 contribution from the applicant to be used towards upgrading pedestrian facilities on Beevor Street and Tritton Road as well as a Hirebike station within the site.