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Development approval granted for South Lincolnshire Food Zone

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The Government has granted special status to a South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone with the aim of encouraging development and economic growth within the agri-technology and food sector. The South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone, located in Holbeach, South Lincolnshire, has received planning approval from the South Holland District Council for contractor Stirlin to deliver over 22,000 sqft of office and industrial space.

The planned Stirlin Innovation Park will offer 12 units, a combination of two-storey hybrid office and warehouse space, and versatile light industrial space to support businesses within the agri-food technology and food sectors. This new development is set to support start-ups, growing businesses, large companies, and international trade by bringing together researchers, students, farmers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and entrepreneurs.

Mick King, head of economic infrastructure at Lincolnshire County Council, expressed the council’s investment in the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone as enabling the creation of a successful business park to support the agri-tech sector in south Lincolnshire. Sarah Louise Fairburn, Greater Lincolnshire LEP deputy chair, chair of the Food Board, and owner of Imp & Maker, highlighted Lincolnshire’s strong focus on technology and innovation, making it an ideal location for this initiative.

James Kirby, owner of Stirlin, is pleased with the planning approval for Stirlin Innovation Park and welcomes the recognition from the Government and the Greater Lincolnshire LEP. The aim of the scheme is to encourage businesses to develop strong working relationships, share ideas, improve productivity and technology, supporting both existing agri-food businesses and those looking to invest and relocate.

In conclusion, the South Lincolnshire Food Enterprise Zone aims to drive the future of the agri-food industry by encouraging innovation and collaboration. With the support of various stakeholders, including government bodies, councils, and private enterprises, the initiative is set to create a thriving environment for businesses in the agri-technology and food sectors to grow and prosper.

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