Plans for 19 new business units at the £8 million Skegness Countryside Business Park have been submitted by Lincolnshire County Council.
The development is proposed on 67 acres of greenfield land, currently categorised as agricultural land and is used as a crop field.
The overall grand design for the site includes:
- 84 bed hotel, staff quarters and manager’s flat
- Petrol filling station and forecourt with the provision of a car wash
- Car showroom
- Drive-thru restaurant
- 24 detached buildings to provide office accommodation
- Industrial units
- Provision of parking
- Public house
The proposed development will cover 0.8ha which is broken down into 1,500 sq m of business units and 6,319 sq m of landscaping and parking.
Of the 19 units, there would be a mix of sizes, including:
- 4x 300 sq ft units
- 2 x 400 sq ft units
- 3 x 500 sq ft units
- 2 x 750 sq ft units
- 5 x 1,000 sq ft units
- 3 x 2,000 sq ft units
The innovation park is expected to create around 100 jobs in the first two years and is funded by the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP), Lincolnshire County Council and Croftmarsh Ltd.
Councillor Colin Davie, responsible for economic development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The development of the innovation park as part of the Countryside Business Park is a further indication of our long term plans to develop this site as a flagship for investment and growth in our coastal community.
“Lincolnshire is really on the up right now and I am determined that the area I grew up in gets the same benefits and opportunities for growth that is happening across the county.
“We are absolutely determined to show our county as a fantastic place in which to live, work and invest and this development underlines the potential of this site for future prosperity of our coast.”
Ruth Carver, Director of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, said: “The LEP welcomes progress on this important development in Skegness.
“The project is still in the early stages but we support the vision for the Skegness Countryside Business Park and the potential positive impact it will have on the coastal economy.”