The green light has been recommended for new industrial units in Bourne, Lincolnshire.
Located to the east of Bourne, off Cherry Holt Road and adjoining the Cherry Holt Road industrial estate, around half of the site is occupied by the former Bone Mill which is in “a poor state of repair.” This part of the site already has planning permission for a B2 industrial building. The remaining part of the site, to the east of the Bone Mill, is unused greenfield land which is suitable for agriculture.
To the west of the site is a parcel of land with planning permission for 18 light industrial units.
If approved at a meeting next week (24 July) the plans would see 13 industrial units built. This number has been reduced from 15 to 13 during the life of the application.
Workplace Property Ltd are behind the plans.
A council document reads: “The redevelopment of this site for industrial units would result in significant economic benefits as well offering some visual improvements through the removal of the former Bone Mill.
“The proposal, subject to appropriate landscaping, would not significantly impact on the character of the area especially given the other industrial buildings in the surrounding context.
“There would be no unacceptable impacts on residential amenity nor highway safety. Drainage and contaminated land conditions have been recommended to ensure that flood and pollution risks can be managed.
“The proposal is therefore considered to accord with relevant local and national planning policies and it is recommended that outline permission be granted, subject to conditions and landscaping, scale, layout and appearance matters reserved for further consideration.”