Lincoln developer buys Castings site in North Hykeham
A property developer has purchased 44 acres of land on the former Lincoln Castings site in North Hykeham.
Lincoln-based Stirlin Developments have bought the parcel of land north of the railway line and are currently discussing plans for the plot, which has lain empty since 2006.
The project has been hailed as '44 acres of possibility' by Stirlin managing director James Kirby, who has reassured anglers that the fishing lakes in the area will continue to operate.
Outline planning permission has been obtained for approximately 24,000 sq ft of commercial and employment space.
A further 44 acres south of the railway have been acquired by Persimmon Homes, who have outline planning permission to build 310 houses plus industrial and commercial space.
North Hykeham Angling Club's lakes will continue to be an important feature of the site.
“I am really excited to have completed this deal. This area has an enormous amount of potential," said Mr Kirby.
“We are looking forward to developing it into a site worthy of investment that will provide significant benefits to the local community.
“I am also keen to reassure the public that the fishing lakes, superbly maintained by our tenants North Hykeham Angling Club, will continue to be an important feature of the site as it develops.”