New business park proposed by Peel Investments at Auckley

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Plans for a new pub and business park near Robin Hood Airport look set to get the go-ahead today.

A planning application by Peel Investments North Ltd is to go before councillors for a pub, office, and industrial land as well as space for education and training on land east of Poplars Farm in Hurst Lane.

Access to the site has already been provided in the construction of the Robin Hood Airport road, which provides a route for all modes of transport including buses, taxis, cycling and walking.

Objections to the proposals have been received by Auckley Parish Council which is concerned about the loss of a public footpath.

A further objection has been raised by LDF Environmental Ecology due to the lack of a water vole survey.

In a report to members, the planning officers state: “The proposal also needs to be viewed in the context of the applicable airport planning policies, given that the business park is part of the site owner’s expansion plans for the airport as set out within the Robin Hood Airport Masterplan.

“The policy recognises that the airport is strategically important, ‘offering improved international air passenger and freight services to the region with a range of connected sites to provide for business development related to the airport, incorporating training facilities’.”

Officers have recommended that permission be granted.

But conditions will be added, including that work on the development must begin within five years and samples of the proposed external materials be submitted to, and approved in writing by, the local planning authority.