Key figures put their weight behind Vision for Skegness
A NEW document setting out opport- unities to drive forward the econo- mic development of Skegness has been welcomed by key figures in the county.
A Vision for Skegness, put forward by local landowner Croftmarsh Ltd, identifies the importance of opening up employment opportunities on 66 acres of land off the A52 next to the existing industrial estate.
It is hoped more than 1,500 jobs could be created when the site is developed and planning permission has already been granted for industrial units, managed office space, a hotel and a petrol filling station with easy access and spacious parking.
A key part of the vision is a Western Economic Development Corridor Road to enable the A52 to be linked to the A158 and across to the Addlethorpe bypass.
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The private-sector led vision has the support of Lincolnshire County Council and discussions are ongoing in a bid to drive forward the first phase of the relief road, from the A52 to the A158, in the not too distant future.
Portfolio holder for economic regeneration Councillor Colin Davie said: "The county council has been fully engaged with the landowner over the last few weeks.
This scheme has now been recognised in the Strategic Transport Board recommendations to the Local Enterprise Partnership and I believe very strongly that this represents a massive opportunity for Skegness and the coast generally and we in local government should be an enabler for this scheme to happen rather than putting obstacles in the way.
"Our officers are now evaluating the proposals in terms of ensuring they are deliverable and that the financial package to deliver the road can be assembled with the support of the private sector."
Executive councillor for Highways Richard Davies added: "I am delighted to add my personal support to the Vision for Skegness and its aspiration to deliver a Western Relief Road around the town.
"We are exploring ways of making this plan a reality and I very much hope that working with the private sector we can deliver the road."
A public consultation on the plans will be conducted when final details are nearer completion.
A spokesman for Croftmarsh Ltd said: "The scheme will bring real benefits to the local community, reducing traffic travelling through residential areas, ease traffic congestion on Roman Bank and enable easier access for those wishing to shop in the town.
"HGV's travelling from the Burgh Road to the industrial area of Skegness will be able to avoid the town altogether.
"This scheme is a great opportunity for the Skegness area to regain business momentum and inward investment creating much needed employment."