Sleaford industrial site extension plans

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A scheme to extend a Sleaford industrial estate is being recommended for approval.

The extension plans by Pocklington Pemberton Farming Partnership would see 15 hectares of farm land developed behind The Reservation industrial park off East Road.

The proposal is due to be considered by North Kesteven District Council’s planning committee on Tuesday.

The county’s highways department insist the increased traffic using the A17 slip road onto the A153 opposite the rugby club would cause problems and have called for funding for a new roundabout at the junction.

NKDC officers are suggesting to limit development on site until a junction scheme is agreed, while NKDC’s economic development team warn further delay will undermine future growth and employment prospects.

They say in their report: “Without this extension to the Enterprise Park there is a real risk that local companies will be forced to relocate or expand outside the district – there is no other land available or allocated in Sleaford at present.”