Council

Anger after market traders bid to lower fees even further won’t be considered

A councillor has said she’s “disgusted” and told others “they should be ashamed” after a bid by Spalding Market Traders to lower fees further than is being proposed. South Holland District Council looks set to reduce the fees after angering traders recently by no longer providing stalls. But Spalding traders through Coun Angela Newton asked the council to consider lowering ...

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High price of coronavirus

The cost of the coronavirus pandemic to South Holland District Council is likely to be ‘considerable’. Members of the council’s cabinet were told that the financial implications were being closely monitored. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a considerable impact on the council, our businesses and our residents. It is difficult to quantify the financial effects of the pandemic with any ...

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Business hub set to be created at ‘UK food valley’ FEZ

Councillors gave the thumbs up to branding Holbeach’s Food Enterprise Zone ‘in the UK’s food valley’ as it was revealed the development will include a hub for start up businesses. After securing £8.5m of the government’s Getting Building Fund, work on phase two of the project is soon to begin Lincolnshire County Council’s principal officer for regeneration Simon Wright told ...

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South Holland to get own lottery to help good causes

Good causes in South Holland are set to receive a financial boost as the district council prepares to launch a new Lottery game. The local Lottery could see 60p in every pound spent going to charities within the district. Managed by an independent company, the new scheme may also offer residents the chance to win a £25,000 jackpot. The South ...

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Consultation on changes to Spalding car parks extended after email address didn’t exist

A consultation on car parking charges in Spalding has been extended after it was revealed an email given for people to send their views to didn’t exist. South Holland District Council first advertised the changes, which include rises for parking at The Sheep Market and Westlode Street, on Thursday, August 13. People were asked to send representation to an email ...

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Affordable homes on the agenda

The issue of affordable homes was again a hot topic for South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee last week after a development of them in Spalding was deferred while the lowering of the number at a Holbeach site was passed. Councillors discussed new government planning policy as concerns were raised over the proposed development of 42 affordable homes on Loxmill ...

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Annexe plan hits planning buffers

The company running a home that looks after people with learning difficulties, including autism, in Holbeach has been criticised by councillors as they refused planning permission for an extension. Achieve Together Supporting Limited had hoped to build add a one-bed annexe to the property on Spalding Road where it can currently look after up to five people deemed to have ...

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Man banned from Spalding town centre

A man has been banned from Spalding town centre and contacting council staff after a spate of anti-social behaviour including drinking in the street. Matthew Bellerson received the interim injunction from the County Court at Lincoln last week after a judge ruled that his ongoing anti-social behaviour and threats of violence posed a significant risk of harm to staff of ...

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‘UK Food Valley’ branding for Holbeach Food development?

South Holland could be branded among the ‘UK Food Valley’ as part of marketing proposals for Holbeach’s Food Enterprise Zone. Work is already underway on phase one of the multi-million business park being created for food technology companies and City of Lincoln University. Partner Lincolnshire County Council commissioned ‘visioning work’ from consultancy firm Collison and Associates earlier this year who ...

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District council chief executive to stand down

The chief executive of South Holland District Council is to step down. Anna Graves has held the role at the authority and at Breckland Borough Council for the last six years. Anna said: “I’ve been working for local government for over 30 years, served many councils and been involved in a huge range of initiatives and great projects working alongside ...

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Market fees relief continued as council says new stalls are being attracted

The fee to have a market stall in Spalding is to be waived for three more months, it’s been announced, amid claims new stallholders are being attracted to stand. South Holland District Council has announced the move which extends the policy since the markets return in June. And the authority has claimed its seen a number of new stalls at ...

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Landlord fined over safety breaches

A Spalding landlord has been hit with a £1,500 fine after a court found he had failed to address hazards posing a potential danger to life identified by South Holland District Council’s housing team. Mervyn Henry Bull was handed the fine last week after an inspection of his property on Gore Lane in Spalding by the council found he had ...

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Rising costs of new road

The cost of one stretch of a controversial Spalding relief road has increased by more than £8m, a county council report has revealed. Three road projects in Lincolnshire could come in at a total of £28m above the initial estimated figures and coronavirus has been blamed for some of the additional expenditure. But the county council is looking to save ...

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Plans for development of 40 affordable homes recommended for approval

Plans for a development of more than 40 affordable rental homes is set for approval despite a raft of objections. Minster Property Group has submitted the proposals for a site at Locksmill Farm, Cowbit Road, Spalding which is due to be discussed next week. Members of the planning committee at South Holland District Council are recommended to approve the plans. ...

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Council looking for your views on county

Lincolnshire County Council is looking for residents to join a new ‘County Views’ residents’ panel to help shape services and develop ideas. The residents’ panel is a joint venture between the councils in Greater Lincolnshire, to help understand issues which matter, develop local priorities, evaluate their services and identify ways to improve in the future. Residents involved in the panel ...

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No charges for Gore Lane site

Charges to park at Gore Lane in Spalding will not be introduced as yet after councillors were led to believe they would. A notice in last week’s edition of The Voice advertised charges proposed to be introduced at the site off Sheep Market though South Holland District Council commented there were “no plans” for this to be introduced yet. That ...

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‘No action’ over data breaches

The Information Commissioner’s Office has decided to take ‘no further action’ against Holbeach Parish Council over data protection breaches, but has recommended the authority takes up set recommendations. It follows the theft of a CCTV camera and associated memory card from Carter’s Park in June. All Holbeach’s CCTV is to be taken down to be checked by independent professionals as ...

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One Stop shop given licence to open in Sutton Bridge

A new shop for Sutton Bridge has been granted a licence despite complaints from members of the public. After speaking to applicant Raju Goraniya about conditions of the premises licence, Lincolnshire Police told South Holland District Council’s Licencing Panal it had no concerns over the opening of a One Stop shop on Bridge Road. The hearing heard that One Stop ...

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Bid by developer to remove all affordable housing from site refused

A housing developer has been told it can’t get away with building no affordable homes whatsoever on a development of 60 homes in Weston. Seagate Homes was granted planning permission in 2016 to build the homes of which 20 was due to be affordable off Dean Close and Small Drove. The developer successfully lobbied South Holland District Council in March ...

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Changes to some car parking fees

The cost of parking in the Sheep Market and Westlode Street district council car parks is set to go up. South Holland District Council has advertised the measures are coming into place and charges are being introduced on the gym side of the Castle Sports Complex. The authority says it won’t be introducing charges to park at the Gore Lane ...

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