Council

Plans for 96 new homes off Wardentree Lane submitted

Detailed plans for 96 new homes in Pinchbeck have been submitted to South Holland District Council. The site, off Wardentree Lane, is set to be developed by Bellway and will be a mix of new homes from one to four bedrooms, including 24 affordable units. An outline application had been submitted in July 2018 but some modifications have been made, ...

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Spalding tip to allow garden and general waste collection on any day it’s open from March 8

Residents will be able to take general and garden waste on any day a Household Waste Recycling Centre is open from March 8, Lincolnshire County Council has announced. Since the tips were reopened after lockdown one, certain categories of rubbish could only be taken on certain days. Now the county council says the tips, including the Spalding site on West ...

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Disappointment as government to cut county’s road maintenance funding by £12m

The government has cut the funding for the upkeep of Lincolnshire’s roads by a quarter in a move branded “disappointing” by those responsible locally for their maintenance. The money allocated to Lincolnshire County Council, who maintain the roads in the area, has been reduced by more than £12m from £51m in this financial year to £38.7m. Just this week The ...

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Call to fix district roads

Calls have been made for more funding to improve South Holland’s roads amid a number of reports of potholes and sinking roads. Particularly badly hit seems to be Moulton with Station Road, Broad Lane and Long Lane all being affected. Coun Anthony Casson, called the condition of Broad Lane “about the worst and the most dangerous bit of road I ...

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Plans for 185 new homes on fields

A planning application for 185 new homes in Holbeach has been submitted to the district council. The site, off Battlefields Lane, is currently in agricultural use but has been allocated for residential development. Cicero Estates is applying to renew the outline planning permission for the site. “The council should be well aware of the site and its planning history and ...

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Rush over purchasing homes for homeless ahead of funding deadline leads to concerns

A bid to buy three homes to house nine currently homeless people in Spalding has been thrown into doubt after councillors voted one as unsuitable amid concerns it’s being rushed through. South Holland District Council currently has until March 31 to purchase the nine units or it could miss out on £400,000 of government funding. The purchase of two properties, ...

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Parish council accused of wasting more money

There’s been more accusations of money wastage at Holbeach Parish Council after it was revealed that it is paying over £600 a month to HR companies. This year alone the authority is set to pay two firms £7,440 to oversee its five current staff as well as having been told to re-establish its own HR committee which it got rid ...

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Tax cut for special officers

Police special constables in South Holland are set to be given a 25 per cent discount on their council tax. The Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones has written to all district councils requesting the discount for the officers who aren’t paid for their work. Of the 118 special officers in Lincolnshire, 12 are currently based in South Holland. ...

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Concern over potential break up with Breckland

Questions over South Holland District Council’s proposed break-up with Breckland are being raised after it was revealed the partnership only happened in 2010 as neighbouring Lincolnshire authorities turned them down. The pair have shared services for more than a decade, but now look set to end that agreement, with SHDC looking to instead partner with at least one other, more ...

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Backing given to purchases of homes

South Holland District Council’s Cabinet has backed two separate purchases of new homes. Through its Welland Homes subsidiary the authority looks set to purchase four properties at Northons Lane in Holbeach and also buy seven homes for its own housing portfolio in Whaplode. The Cabinet backed both purchases of newly built homes.Reservation fees have already been paid and a “discounted ...

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Next phase of first section of Spalding Western Relief Road to start on Monday

The next phase of work on the most northerly section of the proposed Spalding Western Relief Road is due to start next week. Works to build a haul road construction and dig a final set of trial holes will start at the site off Spalding Road on Monday, (February 15). Coun Richard Davies, Lincolnshire County Council’s executive member for highways, ...

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Decision to turn former pub and hotel into flats deferred

An application to turn a former pub and hotel in Surfleet into flats has been deferred amid concerns over flooding. Plans to turn the Riverside Hotel on Station Road into seven self-contained flats came before South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee last night (Wednesday). Planning officers had recommended that the project be given the go-ahead despite objections from the Environment ...

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More government grants handed out

Over 420 businesses in South Holland have taken up a total of £3.7m as part of the latest round of government grants to help businesses impacted by COVID-19. It takes the total grants handed out in the district to £22m since March. The funding, which is distributed and organised locally by South Holland District Council, has been targeted at those ...

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Leader’s call for reserves to fund festive attractions and cemetery improvements

The leader of South Holland District Council has called on more funds to make Christmas in Spalding extra special next year, if possible while a proposed council tax increase for the town’s residents was given the green light. Lord Gary Porter has called on the council to dip into its reserves to fund a bigger celebration for the area if ...

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Concern over condition of war memorial

The best way to clean Spalding’s War Memorial is being looked in to after concerns over its upkeep were raised at a meeting. At last week’s Spalding Town Forum meeting, Coun Rob Gibson asked about the condition of the original monument based in Ayscoughfee Gardens. Emily Spicer, South Holland District Council’s place manager, said: “We are aware that there does ...

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Call for action at lay-by grot spot

A Womble who, with her friend, has spent hours trying to tidy up a fly-tipping hot spot just outside Spalding is calling for more to be done to combat the littering. Rachael Wright and her friend Jane Peacock say they’ve spent a total of six hours clearing up mess in the lay-by on South Drove. But every time they’ve done ...

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Hidden cameras plan to catch fly-tippers in South Holland

Hidden cameras are among the measures being proposed to catch fly-tippers in South Holland. The district council is looking to erect them at local flytipping hot-spots as the number of incidents increase. In December alone the cost of cleaning up fly tips doubled to £6,000.A rise has been reported across Lincolnshire and beyond. In November the number of fly-tips reported ...

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Society’s call to find a central spot for old drinking fountain

Proposals to site a huge, Gothic-style drinking fountain in Spalding Cemetery have not been universally welcomed. The fountain, gifted by the Spalding Water Works Company as a thank-you to benefactor Mary Ann Johnson, is currently in storage. It had been in the town’s Hall Place since 1874 after Miss Johnson gave £1,500 to pipe fresh water for residents. The sum ...

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Calls for more to be done on eyesore sites

Councillors have called on more to be done on getting empty buildings such as the Bull and Monkie and former hospital sites in Spalding tidied up and back in use. A meeting of South Holland District Council’s Performance Monitoring Panel last week heard that the authority was planning a new policy on tidying up derelict sites. But some councillors expressed ...

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Moulton Park plans ‘paused’

Plans to redevelop an area of parkland have been put on ‘pause’ by South Holland District Council just two months after it was announced that planning permission would be sought early this year. The district council announced plans for the 23-acre Moulton Park last March which is set to include a children’s play area, a memorial garden and a spot ...

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