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14 April 2010

SKDC approves industrial units at Bourne

A dilapidated former rendering plant will be transformed into small industrial units for let to small businesses. Workplace Property was granted planning permission to develop the Bone Mill off Cherry Holt Road, Bourne, which has been standing empty for more than 20 years.

The Company which already owns a successful industrial estate for approx. 30 tenants in King Street, Langtoft, has been granted permission to refurbish the factory and to create 19 industrial units for let to small businesses.

Workplace Property bought the mill in 1989 and had applied to develop it into an industrial estate in the early 1990s but was refused by South Kesteven District Council. Now, one of the company's directors, Dan Hiblin, is thrilled that the company has been given the go ahead for the plans.

He said; "To finally be in a position to give that old building a facelift and turn it into a useful, useable space, which will hopefully help the economy of Bourne grow by giving a home to small businesses is great. I can't wait to start building.

With all the housing development which has gone in recently, Bourne needs employment land developments and I think this site should provide much needed industrial space in Bourne. I am really pleased."

Under the plans, Workplace Property has been granted permission to create six units within the existing factory with 13 units in a new extension and there will also be landscaping on the site.

As printed in the Stamford Mercury 19th March 2010.