PLANNERS ASKED TO KICKSTART JOBS SITE
More than 400 new Lincolnshire jobs will be one step nearer if planners give the go-ahead for work to start on a major employment site near Lincoln.
Stirlin Developments Ltd is asking West Lindsey District Council for outline planning permission to develop the 20-acre Enterprise West Lindsey site, near Saxilby – which holds the promise of new office, research and development, general industrial and distribution jobs.
Stirlin has partnered with Castle Square Securities to deliver the project and Banks Long & Co will be marketing opportunities on the site.
Stirlin Managing Director James Kirby said: "This exciting project has the potential to accommodate more than 200,000 sq ft of new commercial space and support over 400 jobs and it will help to support the continued growth of the economy in Greater Lincoln.
"Our planning application seeks consent to develop the land and approve the means of access and drainage. It is hoped that planning permission will be in place by mid-summer, enabling site servicing works to start later this year."
The eight-hectare Enterprise West Lindsey site, which enjoys good roads links, is designated to provide exciting opportunities for firms looking for a wide range of commercial and industrial space.
"The site can accommodate a broad range of requirements and meet the needs of businesses looking for 3,000 sq ft to 40,000 sq ft of accommodation. It will offer occupiers freehold and leasehold buildings, including light industrial, hybrid and office units," said Mr Kirby.
The past 12 months have been spent commissioning a full suite of surveys, investigation, reports and designs, so that the development partnership fully understands the site and has been able to produce a plan for the development which best marries employment use with the protection of the natural environment.
Castle Square Securities Managing Director George Lockwood said: "We believe this site ticks all the boxes for success, particularly because of its access to the A57, A1, A46 and wider East Midlands".
Banks Long & Co Associate Lewis Cove said: "The proposed development area will act as an expansion of the existing Riverside Enterprise Park, Allen’s Business Park and Saxilby Enterprise Park employment areas at Saxilby and will potentially provide a further 10 years of extra building in the area.
“We are planning to offer premises on the Enterprise West Lindsey site on both a design and build and speculatively-constructed basis, both freehold and leasehold".