JAYNIC Properties working with Hereward Homes (Greetham) has submitted an outline planning application for up to 1 million sq ft (94,000 sq metres) of warehousing at Greetham Quarry, Stretton Road, Greetham, Rutland, that could provide hundreds of jobs for the surrounding area.
JAYNIC, that specialises in promoting land for logistics development, has joined forces with the owner of the quarry to submit the application to Rutland Council.
The site is located on the B668 to the east of Greetham village and is approximately 1.5 miles from the north-south junction of the A1, connecting Peterborough and London to the south, and to Doncaster and the north via Grantham.
Mineral extraction on the 57-acre site ceased in 2020 with a warehouse development providing a feasible alternative employment generating use for the site. The proposal will have a minimal impact on the open countryside and no direct adverse physical, visual or amenity effect on the village of Greetham. The site was allocated for employment in the first iteration of Rutland’s proposed new local plan.
Nic Rumsey, managing director of JAYNIC, said:
“The site is very well located with excellent access to the A1. Demand along the A1 corridor has seen a steady rise during the last five years from national distribution companies, retailers, parcel carriers and manufacturers, and there is currently an under-supply of such space in the region. At the moment there are over 7 million sq ft of unsatisfied warehouse requirements along the A1/M1 Corridor. Despite the A1 running through Rutland’s borders the Council doesn’t currently have any large employment sites allocated that are capable of capturing the explosion of warehousing demand.
“The scale and size of the proposed units is in keeping with the buoyant ‘big box’ market and will go some way to helping soak up the swelling demand in this sector.”
JAYNIC is an established property company focussing on land promotion and the delivery of high-quality sustainable business space through the planning process.
Its specialises in bringing forward well located large scale employment sites for development and is currently developing four major business parks in the East of England totalling 391 acres. In the last twelve months it has built 500,000 sq ft of warehousing and offices and is currently building 830,000 sq ft of warehousing.
Bidwells are sole agents for JAYNIC on the site.
“Demand is expected to continue to grow in the immediate and longer term that will make a correspondingly larger contribution to the economy”
Managing Director – JAYNIC