Planning permission has been granted for the first two phases of development on the long awaited Poplar Farm development in Grantham. Permissions have been granted to build the first 204 homes on the site which will link the Barrowby Gate and Gonerby Hill Foot estates. Once completed the development will include 1,800 homes, community facilities, [...]
Plans to create a landmark business innovation centre in Grantham are moving forward. South Kesteven District Council has granted planning permission for the new centre to the west of Grantham railway station. The project aims to create four stories of much-needed, high-quality office space for small and medium enterprises, along with conferencing facilities. It will [...]
Station Approach is a highly desirable 5.3 hectare redevelopment opportunity immediately adjacent to Grantham railway station and the East Coast Main Line and occupying a highly visible “gateway” position on the southern edge of the town centre.
|Office||11,415 sq m|
|Business Innovation Centre||2,240 sq m|
|Hotel||3,812 sq m|
|Retail||1,565 sq m|
The site is located within half a kilometer of the historic market place which has recently received over £1.5 million investment to enhance the local environment. A new pedestrian boulevard will link the station providing a pleasant walk to the town centre. A new public transport inter-change will feature in the plans providing an enhanced experience for passengers arriving by train.
A number of alternative land uses have been identified in a Development Brief adopted by South Kesteven District Council as Supplementary Planning Guidance which was formally adopted in July 2010.
A conditional Planning Consent permission was granted in March 2012 for a mixed use development to include high quality office and business incubation space, residential and retail uses and public realm.
The partners are in the process of bringing forward the first phase of the development with the construction of a four storey Business Innovation centre commencing in 2013.
The land is currently in mixed public and private ownership. On behalf of the partners, Lincolnshire County Council is in the process of acquiring approximately 2.2 hectares fronting Wharf Road and anticipates being in a position to make the first development mid 2013.
The site is comprised of two planned phases: the first phase of c.2.2 hectares comprises the land immediately adjacent Wharf Road which, subject to acquisition, is planned to become available in 2013. The second phase of development is subject to on-going negotiations with land owners and it is anticipated that, in the current market conditions, this land is unlikely to come forward in the short term.
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