Council

Green light to be given for housing

A controversial planning application for 188 homes on greenfield land in Damgate, Holbeach, is recommended for approval next week.   South Holland’s planning committee has been advised any adverse impacts of the King Bros (Butchers) Ltd plan would not outweigh the benefits of delivering homes at the site, which will lead to contributions of £1.048m towards education and £83,472 for ...

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Spalding care home owners accused of breaching health and safety regulations

The owners of a Spalding care home have appeared in court accused of breaching health and safety regulations following alleged incidents involving residents.     Apex Care Ltd face three charges of failing to carry out the provision of residential care in a way that ensured the safety of residents was not put at risk.     The charges, brought ...

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Eddy back on county council executive

Eddy Poll capped his return to Lincolnshire County Council by being reappointed to the executive. Coun Poll, who won the Spalding East seat earlier this month, has been named portfolio holder for commercial and environmental management. He was deputy leader of the council when he lost his seat in 2013 to UKIP candidate Richard Fairman, who was soundly beaten into second ...

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Parish council unhappy at ‘sorry’ Long Sutton site

Long Sutton Parish Council has expressed its “extreme disappointment” at the lack of progress on The Bull Hotel project and its “sorry state”. It’s understood that Korvin Developments Ltd has insufficient funds for further work but director Jan Von Draczek has given permission for tidying of the site by others. Last week The Voice reported on a community effort spearheaded ...

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Towns and villages ‘spoilt’ by council decision to stop cutting verges

South Holland’s towns and villages will become a “weed-infested wilderness” if Lincolnshire County Council doesn’t backtrack on a money-saving decision to stop cutting grass verges. The council announced last year it was to end routine cutting of verges in built-up areas from this April and with summer growth now in full swing the result is starting to become clear. Retired ...

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Garage annoyed as Spalding road’s defects only part-fixed

Spalding’s Pinchbeck Road has reopened to motorists after an emergency closure to repair dips in the road – but the biggest of them remains. A section of the road outside Taylors Vauxhall is still cordoned off with barriers, whilst dips further up the road have been filled in by Lincolnshire County Council. Anglian Water has carried out a further sewer ...

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Ground broken on £4.8m highways improvement scheme at Holbeach

A £4.8million highways improvement scheme at Peppermint Junction in Holbeach is under way. British construction firm Eurovia UK is installing a new, three-arm roundabout at the current A17/A151 junction, as well as a new four-arm roundabout on the A151. Work is expected to complete by spring 2018. Narrowed lane widths and reduced speed limits to 30mph on the A17 and ...

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Final call for Local Plan feedback

Residents in South Holland have until 5pm on Monday (May 22) to have their say on the publication version of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan. The new Local Plan for South East Lincolnshire (the areas of Boston Borough Council and South Holland District Council) has been prepared to guide development and use of land in the area up until ...

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Community effort urged to smarten up problematic Long Sutton site

The Long Sutton community is pulling together to make improvements to The Bull Hotel site. It comes after communications between South Holland District Council and the owner dried up with no improvements to concerns raised over safety and security. Now district councillor Laura Eldridge has launched a £5,000 appeal to fund the tidy-up and Long Sutton and District Civic Society ...

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Six jobs created if Crowland Cranes’ expansion plan goes ahead

Crowland Cranes wants to extend its site into an adjoining field in a move expected to create six jobs. The new area, to be used as a crane storage and demonstration area, will be accessed via the existing entrance to the Crease Drove business. A design and access statement, submitted with a planning application to South Holland District Council, said: ...

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Bull and Monkie site: Councillors resolve to recover £20,000 clean-up costs

Councillors have resolved to use whatever means they can to recover £20,000 invested in cleaning up the Bull and Monkie site in Spalding. South Holland District Council’s cabinet discussed the issue in private on Tuesday (May 9). After the meeting, Coun Roger Gambba-Jones said: “Fellow cabinet members endorsed our proposal to continue to pursue the recovery of monies that have ...

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New base for Spalding Volunteer Centre at Tonic Health premises

Spalding Volunteer Centre has moved to Tonic Health’s premises in Westlode Street (behind Job CentrePlus). The centre, run by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS), provides help and advice regarding all aspects of volunteering – including help to find opportunities across South Holland. It was previously based at South Holland District Council’s offices in Priory Road. LCVS chief executive David Fannin said: ...

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South Holland District Council eyes six new apprentice posts

New roles for up to six apprentices with South Holland District Council look set to be created following a push from Government. Government guidance is that local authorities should have 2.3 per cent of their workforce as apprentices and South Holland District Council is working to develop a scheme. An apprenticeship levy will be imposed from the end of the ...

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Unrest over new children’s play area in Gedney Dyke continues

Gedney Parish Council insists that grant funding for its new children’s play was obtained lawfully and the vast majority of villagers are pleased with the facility. It comes after a parishioner complained to The Voice about the process by which the equipment was bought for the village green. They claimed that as the land was not registered, the £7,000 funding ...

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UKIP to make only ‘very nominal’ effort to win South Holland and The Deepings MP seat

The local UKIP branch says its General Election campaign for the South Holland and The Deepings constituency will be “very nominal”.   Just two years after its candidate David Parsons came second to Conservative Eurosceptic John Hayes, only a “paper” candidate will be fielded on Thursday, June 8. Instead, the local branch will lend its support to UKIP leader Paul ...

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All the South Holland results and reaction from Lincolnshire County Council elections

The Conservative Party now have seven of the nine South Holland seats on Lincolnshire County Council.   Thursday’s (May 4) elections saw the Tories take two further divisions in the district.   The other two seats at County Hall were retained by Chris Brewis (The Suttons) and Angela Newton (Spalding West), who scraped home by 50 votes ahead of Tory ...

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Homes planned for ex-school site ‘discounted for young first-time buyers’

New homes being proposed on the site of Crowland’s former South View Primary School will be available exclusively to young first-time buyers – at a 20 per cent discount. Lincolnshire County Council is proposing to build 22 new homes on the site of the demolished school off Albion Street and for 15 of them to be built under the Government’s ...

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Eyesore Bull and Monkie back on council agenda…again

“We are not prepared to tolerate the current situation,” a councillor has insisted ten years after the closure of a pub that has become an eyesore and drain on public funds. South Holland District Council’s cabinet is to discuss in private what has been achieved to date regarding the Bull and Monkie site, in Churchgate, Spalding, and possible next steps, ...

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Another Lithuanian food store in Spalding in trouble for criminal activity

Non-duty paid cigarettes and drink were seized during a multi-agency raid on a Lithuanian shop in Spalding. Five hundred Marlboro Gold and ten bottles of spirit were taken from Lietuviškas skonis in Holbeach Road on Tuesday last week (April 25). The raid followed a test purchase of goods. Sgt Kim Enderby, of Lincolnshire Police’s alcohol licensing team, said South Holland District ...

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Lord Porter: ‘If you don’t like Lincolnshire County Council candidates, spoil your voting paper’

Anybody not liking the candidate options in the Lincolnshire County Council elections on May 4 is being urged to spoil their ballot paper in order to register their dissatisfaction. The call comes from Lord Porter – chairman of the Local Government Association and leader of South Holland District Council – who says it is important that residents use their vote. At the ...

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