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Public consultation begins on South Kesteven District Council and Burghley's plan for St Martin's Park development on former Cummins site in Stamford



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People are being asked for their views on plans to create a retirement village, 190 homes and employment space for 500 jobs in Stamford.

A pre-application consultation has begun on the proposed St Martin’s Park development at the former Cummins site on Barnack Road.

It comes after South Kesteven District Council and Burghley Land Ltd established a collaboration agreement earlier this year for the 14.7-hectare site.

A sketch of how St Martin's Park in Stamford will look
A sketch of how St Martin's Park in Stamford will look

A website has been set up, including information about the proposal, supporting documentation, and details on how to take part in the four-week consultation which ends on Sunday, June 14.

The consultation includes eight virtual focus groups for which places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis with priority given to those living closest to the site.

Jane McDaid, assistant director for growth at the council, said: “This is an important development for Stamford and the surrounding area.

“Even though the council is clearly focused on supporting our communities through the Covid-19 crisis, it is vital that we also make progress on projects that are key to the future of the district as this will help to ensure that as we come through the crisis we are in as strong a position as possible.

“Both South Kesteven District Council and Burghley are committed to delivering a high-quality, well designed and sustainable development to preserve and enhance the setting of this part of Stamford and to provide new employment opportunities and homes for the town and district.

Director of Burghley House Preservation Trust Miranda Rock and leader of South Kesteven District Council Kelham Cooke
Director of Burghley House Preservation Trust Miranda Rock and leader of South Kesteven District Council Kelham Cooke

“We welcome residents’ feedback about our proposal and would like to encourage as many people as possible to participate in our consultation, sharing their views. All feedback will be considered carefully before we finalise our plans and submit a planning application.”

David Pennell, estate director at Burghley, added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with South Kesteven District Council to develop St Martin’s Park. We have a shared vision that will revitalise this site, and welcome local residents’ views before we submit our application later this year.”

A newsletter summarising the proposal, which also includes a food store and cafe, is also being delivered to residents and businesses in the area. Hard copy documents are also available upon request.

* For more information visit www.stmartinspark-stamford.co.uk, email consultation@stmartinspark-stamford.co.uk, or call 0800 652 9208.

The virtual focus groups are on:

Tuesday, May 26: 3pm-4pm and 6pm-7pm

Friday, May 29: 9am-10am and 12pm-1pm

Tuesday, June 2: 1pm-2pm and 6pm-7pm

Thursday, June 4: 11am-12pm and 6pm-7pm

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