Plans in for huge job-creating logistics facility

Overhead of the proposed development site

Plans to create a 750,000 sq ft logistics facility in Spalding have been submitted to South Holland District Council.

The proposed scheme by Alcan Properties Limited would be located on an 18.5-acre site south of the town centre between the B1173 Barrier Bank and the A16.

The development at Lincs Gateway has been designed UMC Architects. Knights will support a future application for outline planning permission.

Emma White, acting on behalf of Alcan Properties, said: “We are delighted to be bringing forward our proposals and in so doing have the opportunity to deliver on South Holland District Council’s aspiration for this site, to see it developed.

“Our proposals will provide much needed storage and distribution space and will generate significant employment opportunities for the local population during both the construction phase and once the units are occupied.

“We have been working alongside South Holland District Council and Lincolnshire County Council in developing our scheme and we are keen to explain our plans and to hear the views of people and businesses local to the site, prior to submission of our application.”

A public consultation on the scheme is set to take place on Monday 13 March.

Councillor Nick Worth, South Holland District Council deputy leader, said: “It is testament to the national, and even international, reputation of South Holland that we continue to attract major investment to the District, bringing new jobs for our residents, improvements to infrastructure and new opportunities for local businesses.

“It is really positive to see proposals put forward for this prime site in Spalding, and I would encourage people to attend the consultation event and find out more about the plans being put forward.”

James Rigby, senior associate at Knights, added: “I am delighted to be able share these exciting proposals with members of the public. The scheme seeks to bring forward a Prestige Employment Site in accordance with the allocation in the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan and we are actively looking to explore opportunities to improve the site’s connectivity to adjacent communities as a key element of the proposals.

“For example, we would like to discuss ways of improving the existing bridleway, including our ideas for resurfacing and improved lighting.”

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