A busy and successful week for Globe sees permission granted for two major developments amounting to over £50million of investment in the County
Two longstanding development proposals have received their planning permissions this week. The overall investment in the Lincolnshire economy will amount to over £50 million.
Firstly, full planning permission was granted for a mixed use development on Harlaxton Road in Grantham. The application by Mill Hill Developments Limited will see a new builders’ merchants, petrol filling station with convenience store, offices, new food and drink uses and a new packing and dispatch plant for the adjacent Grantham Engineering business. The development is to be undertaken in two phases with the builders’ merchants being implemented first and taking access from Trent Road.
The second success relates to a new 220 berth marina development at Willingham Fen, Cherry Willingham. This is the second approval for this aspirational and exciting project, initially promoted through the Lincolnshire Waterways Strategy. Permission was granted in 2012 with enabling development approved to help fund the marina construction. The enabling development of a pub/hotel/restaurant alongside holiday lodges simply didn’t create the level of value necessary to make this a viable development. The application granted this week includes additional community benefits, including business units, substantial public open space and a new cycle/footbridge connecting Cherry Willingham to the off-road Sustrans cycle route alongside the river which runs directly into the city centre. This time the enabling development comprises 155 dwellings. There is formal agreement that the community benefits are delivered before housing is occupied.
We are pleased to have played an instrumental role in bringing this major investment forward.