Homes bid on proposed business park recommended for refusal

An application to build 43 homes and new offices on the Lincs Gateway Businesses Park has been recommended for refusal.

Ashley King Developments Ltd has applied for the homes a 1,026 square metre office building and eight small business units for the site south of South Fen Road.

It already has outline planning permission for employment on the land but the new full application also requests homes on the site too.

However ahead of the deciding meeting of South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee on Wednesday September 4, planning officers have recommended the application be refused.

The report by the authority’s principal planning officer Polly Harris-Gorf, states the housing side of the current application in particular would not meet its planning guidelines.

Her report to the Planning Committee states: “It is considered that the site is not in an appropriate location for the provision of new dwellings, being located in open countryside and not easily accessible from Spalding.

“It is considered that this application, although acting as enabling development and apparently bringing forward a commercial development early, would result in unacceptable residential development, which would be of greater disbenefit than the benefit to be gained by the commercial development at this time.”

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