1. What are Mission Street’s plans for the Burlington Press site?
2. Has Mission Street bought the whole site or just the Press buildings?
Mission Street has bought the whole site. The redevelopment aims to create an asset for the village, including connectivity improvements that extend beyond the site boundary with expansion of cycle and pedestrian routes, as well as upgrades to the setting of the war memorial. For more details on the proposals, please refer to the ‘Our proposals’ page of this website.Find out more
3. What are you applying for?
We are applying for planning permission to redevelop the Burlington Press site. This includes permission to renovate and upgrade the existing heritage buildings, to remove the 1970s warehouse extensions and to replace them with a new two-storey research and development facility. It would also cover our planned upgrades to the landscape of the site, the expansion of the pavement on Station Road, and the improvements to the setting of the war memorial at the corner of the site. For more details on the proposals, please refer to the ‘Our proposals’ page of this website.Find out more
4. When are you submitting the planning application?
Our target is to submit the planning application this summer after the feedback from the public consultation has been received and reviewed.
5. Who do you see as future tenants for the site?
The new development aims to attract innovative tenants from across the life sciences lifecycle – from discovery to research and manufacturing. Mission Street is an experienced and specialist developer of life science facilities and creator of high-quality jobs.
6. What benefits and facilities will the redevelopment offer the community alongside research and innovation employment?
7. Will the development be sustainable and supportive of net zero?
8. Will the redevelopment impact traffic in Foxton?
We will work to keep any impact of construction vehicles to a minimum throughout the development process. When complete, in step with the Neighbourhood Plan, the nature of the employment use at the site will limit any need for heavy goods vehicles to use it as they once did. The pavement and access on Station Road will also be expanded to better connect the site to sustainable transport methods to limit the need for road travel to and from the site. This focus on sustainable transport and creation of the cycle hub will help ensure that new employees on the site don’t burden the village’s existing road routes.
9. How will my feedback be used?
All comments and feedback submitted as part of our public consultation will be considered and used to inform the proposals, potentially helping us to refine or adjust things before we finalise the planning application. We will prepare a report – a Statement of Community Engagement (SCE) – which will be submitted as part of the planning application. Your feedback will be used in line with the GDPR regulations.
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