Leading law firm Roythornes Solicitors has played a major part in supporting the rejuvenation of Skegness by offering legal support to the Skegness Gateway project.
The Skegness Gateway project, which hopes to deliver a 136-hectare urban extension, will have more than 20 hectares dedicated to retail, business and industrial space. It also will provide 1,000 new homes including specialist housing, much-needed open space and recreational amenities, hundreds of jobs, and a college and learning campus with space for business startups.
The Roythornes legal team facilitating the project is being led by property experts Shruti Trivedi, Alice Lees and Edd Johnson. Shruti specialises in planning and infrastructure agreements with a focus on complex developments, Alice manages large scale land transactions, and Edd has particular expertise acting for landowners on development schemes and in the renewable energy sector.
Shruti said: “We’re incredibly proud to be a part of this exciting project and to offer our extensive property and planning knowledge to assist the impressive team that aims to create an exciting new future for the town’s generations to come. Working in partnership with the landowner, Croftmarsh, and the local council, this project is vital for the community and will breathe new life into the area, boost the economy as well as encourage locals to remain in the area. We’ve been part of the process from the start, assisting with the key decisions needed for a scheme of this scale and ensuring the correct legal procedures are followed on behalf of our client as landowners, as well as acting on crucial commercial transactions for scheme delivery, which remain ongoing.”
Alice said: “This is a complex and significant scheme to be involved in and it’s been great to see the Roythornes team working together to achieve our client’s ambitious objectives. It’s a positive development for the area and we are looking forward to our continual involvement as the scheme progresses.”
East Lindsey District Council will soon consult on a draft Local Development Order, allowing the opportunity for the public and other stakeholders to comment on the proposals.
Edd added: “The project includes a full spectre of property and planning, which has required expert knowledge of large-scale development projects. Once complete, the sustainable urban extension will help establish the town as a hub for investment, opportunity and ambition, as well as create a new sustainable community that blends high-quality new homes with plentiful green space.”