Gateway created to the Food Enterprise Zone; Opening up development land for investment; Enabling housing provision
This is a programme of investment that will enable large scale economic growth for the rural area of Holbeach. The scheme, now well under construction, will open up business growth opportunities in the vicinity and improve infrastructure that is heavily relied upon by the agri-food sector and its associated supply chain of businesses located in South Holland.
Growth Deal funding has enabled construction of a new four-arm roundabout at the junction of the A17 and A151, providing access to development land located to the east and west of the A151.
The site to the west of the A151 will enable the development of circa 10 hectares (25 acres) of employment land suitable for high-quality commercial space. Land to the east of the A151 benefits from outline planning consent for circa 650 new dwellings.
The improvement of infrastructure and provision of employment land will provide important employment opportunities for the food manufacturing sector and adjacent academic institutions that will open possibilities for research, training and knowledge transfer within an area that has now been designated as a Food Enterprise Zone. The University of Lincoln has acquired the first plot within the proposed FEZ and work is expected to start in Summer 2019 on the construction of a new Food Centre of Excellence.
A second tranche of Growth Deal funding has been provided towards the cost of providing site enabling infrastructure including service roads and utilities to Phase one of the FEZ.
The LEP secured additional funding and the title of 'Manufacturing Zone' for the Holbeach FEZ to help bring forward improvements to the transport and utilities infrastructure, in order to build on the existing strengths, and helping these important sectors to flourish and boost economic growth in the food and advanced manufacturing sectors in the region.
To see the Peppermint Park FEZ Master Plan please click here.
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