Yesterday saw the official launch of the Skegness Countryside Business Park.
The Business Park is a 66 acre development site which will be accessed from a major roundabout junction being constructed on the A52 to the south west of Skegness and creates the potential for a new western economic growth corridor for the town.
The driving force behind the development over many years has been local businessman Roy Sanderson OBE who has funded the extensive research, economic development and planning work that has gone into bringing this site forward. It takes full account of the site’s potential in relation to adjacent road and rail facilities and, in particular, its potential to help facilitate a much needed western relief road for the town.
Globe has been extremely proud to be a key part of the team that has brought the Business Park and the wider vision to this stage. With a direct and ongoing involvement in the delivery of the project through the planning process; developing an advocacy document ‘A Vision for Success’; and latterly working with Lincolnshire County Council and John Chappelle of ‘Insight for Knowledge’ the efforts have secured a multi-million National Growth Fund grant from the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Yesterday’s launch was a really significant milestone in this complex and long term project, and the very clear statements from Cllr Colin Davie of Lincolnshire County Council and John Chappelle on behalf of Croftmarsh showed the site is now open for business and ready to make a major contribution to the Skegness economy.
The next big step will be completing the tender process and getting work started on the roundabout, whilst the site, which has already attracted significant interest, is being brought to market.