The first digging down works have begun at the site of a £56 million eco-conscious business park to allow archaeological investigations to take place.
Archaeology work has started on land to become North Kesteven District Council’s Sleaford Moor Enterprise Park. These investigations are a vital step before any main strategic infrastructure and construction works can begin, which are planned later in the year and will include build of a spine road, some ground features and the construction of a first phase of commercial industrial units.
Local contractor Allen Archaeology is excavating at the site, which is off Pride Parkway in Sleaford, starting along the planned location of the development’s spine road and access points from it.
If archaeological finds and features of note are identified during these archaeological works, Allen Archaeology will investigate and record them to standards agreed with the local planning authority. As the site progresses through approved build phases, the firm will continue to excavate accordingly.
Leader of North Kesteven District Council, Councillor Richard Wright, said: “These archaeological investigations are the first works in the ground for our Sleaford Moor Enterprise Park and are an immensely important milestone in its creation.
“As with all development and in
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