Further press coverage on the regeneration of the Leigh Industrial Estate

Maldon and BurnhamThe regeneration of the Leigh Industrial Estate, Maldon, Essex, has featured in the press once more.

This time the story was picked up in the Maldon and Burnham Standard. Their coverage looked at constructive feedback received from the public consultation on the scheme, which was run by Plainview Planning earlier this year.

The local press have also identified the opportunities this scheme could deliver, noting its potential to turn the run-down site into the ‘town gateway’.

The public response to the proposed scheme was positive with the redevelopment generally supported and seen as a “catalyst” for the regeneration of the area as a whole.

One of the key points taken from feedback on the scheme was the inclusion of office space designed to encourage small and medium sized business to grow.  It was also requested that the development be simply designed to reflect the surrounding area.

The application for this exciting project has now been submitted, which proposes to create:

  • up to 145 market and affordable homes;
  • and up to 1,640 sq m of office floorspace, which will help entrepreneurs, technology experts, start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses to grow.

M&B JuneA further article in the Maldon and Burnham Standard also highlighted a pledge by the family owners of the site that the overhaul of the Industrial Estate will be of “quality” and “will benefit the local area”.

The site has been family run since it was purchased in 1960 and has provided employment for the area since that time. The family are keen to see the site continue to provide local jobs and improve housing stock for the area.

Plainview Planning are providing full planning consultancy, project management and comms support on this exciting scheme.

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