Resident views sought on St Martin’s Park proposal
An online public consultation about St Martin’s Park on Barnack Road in Stamford has started, giving residents the opportunity to the view the proposal and have their say.
South Kesteven District Council and Burghley established a Collaboration Agreement earlier this year for the 14.7-hectare site, which includes a designated commercial area; a mixed-use area; a retirement village; a range of residential properties, including affordable homes; and areas of green and open space. 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 14 June. 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, South Kesteven District Council said:
“This is an important development for Stamford and the surrounding area. Even though the Council is clearly focussed 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.
“We welcome your 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, Burghley said:
“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 is also being delivered to residents and businesses in the local area and residents without online access can telephone or write to the project team using the details below. Hard copy documents are also available upon request.
Tuesday 26 May
3pm – 4pm
6pm – 7pm
Friday 29 May
9am – 10am
12pm – 1pm
Tuesday 2 June
1pm – 2pm
6pm – 7pm
Thursday 4 June
11am – 12pm
6pm – 7pm
Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis with priority given to those living closest to the site