Former Wisbech sawmill set to become a mini industrial estate

16:18 21 January 2014

Wisbech Port, West Parade bank.

Wisbech Port, West Parade bank.

Archant

The site of a former sawmill looks set to be turned into a mini industrial estate after the go ahead was given for 10 industrial units near Wisbech port.

The ten roller door commercial units were granted planning permission on land east of Crab Marsh.

The units are expected to increase availability of modern commercial premises for small to medium businesses in the Fens.

It is hoped that many of the incoming businesses will be marine-related which will help encourage development of a marine hub to tie in with the growth of the offshore energy market in The Wash.

The application site passes over land solely owned by Fenland District Council and discussions have been taking place with the applicant, Tingdene Developments, to ensure there is easy access for vehicles going to and from the site.

Local residents expressed concern that the road access was only 6.1 metres wide saying lorries already found it difficult to manoeuvre and reverse down this area.

Councillor Virginia Bucknor has asked that consideration be given to possible noise nuisance for more than 200 elderly residents who live opposite the site in park homes.

The site is within an existing industrial area which has been vacant for some time.

The units will have a pitched roof industrial appearance with roller shutter doors although final design is yet to be approved.

Fenland District planning committee members heard that the proposal would have no negative impact on the neighbouring area and was expected to bring economic and employment benefits to the port business scene.

0 comments

Saturday, January 31, 2015
Vehicle confiscated after hare coursing in March

Four men thought to be hare coursing illegally were caught by police today in March.

Friday, January 30, 2015
Wendreda House cannabis factory Day 3 (Photo: Kallum Ryan-Mueller

Police revealed today they believe the Fenland ‘Downton Abbey’ drugs mansion raided earlier this week was grossing over £400,000 every nine weeks.

Friday, January 30, 2015
Wisbech market square, One way system. Picture: Steve Williams.

A revised one-way system introduced in Wisbech yesterday (Thu) is causing mayhem, according to a shop owner who said CCTV spotted at least 50 vehicles travelling in the wrong direction.

Friday, January 30, 2015
Officers entering the house in Colvile Road, Wisbech, as part of Operation Pheasant.

Eleven cases of human trafficking, including five sham marriages, have been uncovered since the launch of an operation to tackle migrant exploitation in Fenland, a report has revealed.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition today E-edition