Council

District council go back to Breckland to share officers

Just months after South Holland District Council broke up with its counterparts at Breckland, the authorities are set to share some officers again. In July the district council began a partnership with Boston Borough and East Lindsey District Councils after splitting with the Norfolk-based council it had shared services with for more than ten years. A part-time head of paid ...

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Plans for £20m processing plant

One of Europe’s largest growers of coleslaw cabbage is planning a £20m eco-friendly plant in Spalding. Naylor Farms say it’s looking to create around 150 new jobs at the Rangell Gate site, if the planning application is approved. The site will be dedicated to a new type of plant-based extraction and the £20m investment and additional funding will help support ...

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Council ‘bullied’ into paying back

The leader of Lincolnshire County Council says an ombudsman has ‘bullied’ the authority into paying back people it overcharged for care. In July a report from the Ombudsman found the local authority was not adhering to the Care Act 2014 and people had suffered financially as a result. The monitor of local authority practices had been looking at another financial ...

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Gaming centre plans turned down

A controversial planning application to transform a former clothing shop into an adult gaming centre has been refused by planners. Merkur Slots (UK) Ltd applied to South Holland District Council for permission for a change of use of the former Dorothy Perkins store in Hall Place, Spalding, to a 24-hour slot machine arcade.The application, which was submitted back in June, ...

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Farm allowed to store more stock despite more than 50 objections

A farm has been allowed to store more varied goods in a refrigerator despite over 50 objections from members of the public. JD Robinson and Sons of North Drove applied for change of use planning permission to turn one building from ‘agricultural coldstore to mixed agricultural coldstore and storage of third party agricultural products.’ Speaking on behalf of the company ...

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Homes plan for recently reopened Riverside refused

A former owner’s application to turn a now reopened Surfleet pub into flats has been refused in a move welcomed after a similar plan was revealed for another establishment in the village.  As previously reported, The Riverside on Station Hotel has been taken over by Amar Odera and is back operating, but only after previous owner Mr Bond had submitted ...

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Plans to build 150 homes in Weston refused

An application to build 150 homes in Weston has been thrown out by planners following a meeting last nigtht. Persimmon Homes had last month been told to look again at the proposal by South Holland District Council Planning Committee who raised concerns over the number of private drives, bin collections and car parking arrangements on site. But after that deferral ...

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Petition to create legal street art wall

Two artists who have had their designs around Spalding rapturously received have launched a petition for a permanent wall for graffiti be created in the town. Karl Barfoot and Adam Sadd say such a wall, where it would be legal to create artwork without asking for permission, would be an attraction for the town highlighting a similar one in Peterborough. ...

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24/7 adult gaming centre plans ‘appalling’ – MP

South Holland and the Deepings MP Sir John Hayes says proposals to open a 24-hour ‘adult gaming’ shop in Spalding town centre are “appalling.” The Merkur Family company which runs businesses including Merkur slots have applied to South Holland District Council for change of use planning permission for the former Dorothy Perkins. The application has led to a number of ...

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Future secure for village hotel

A Surfleet pub which was feared lost when plans were submitted to change it into flats, is very much open for business. The Riverside Hotel, Surfleet, was subject of a controversial planning application earlier this year to convert it into six flats. There were a raft of objections to the plans as it was the only pub which had been ...

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Council reiterates support to house refugees from Afghanistan

South Holland District Council has reiterated its intention to support the relocation of refugees fleeing the change of regime in Afghanistan. As reported in last week’s Spalding Voice, is set to home the first two families of English translators in the coming weeks. Today (Wednesday), South Holland released a joint statement with Boston Borough Council, East Lindsey District Council and ...

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MPs letter to district council after receiving no response over South Holland Centre

MP Sir John Hayes has called for more information on the future of the South Holland Centre after his initial response to the district council who operate the venue was ignored. Last week he openly published a new letter to South Holland District Council who last month voted through a restructuring of staff from 26 roles to seven, a move ...

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Safe haven for refugees in South Holland

Refugee families fleeing the horrors of Afghanistan will be welcomed in South Holland. The district is set to home the first two families of English translators in the coming weeks. They would have been targeted by the Taliban for working with UK or American troops if they had been unable to escape. The district council has already signed up to ...

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Letters go out for recycling plant

Consultation letters were sent out on Monday about an application for a plastic processing plant in Holbeach Hurn. Midwest Polychem is hoping to be granted permission to run the recycling plant for hard plastics at Laurel Lodge Farm and has applied to Lincolnshire County Council. The company held an official opening in June, when it was granted permission for new ...

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Call for action at crossroads

A woman has called for a Moulton junction to be made safer after two collisions led to injuries in a matter of weeks. Mary Lane has lived near the East Cobgate, Hogs Gate, Cobgate and East Gate four-way junction for eight years and says she’s seen numerous incidents throughout that time. She’d like the 60mph speed limit to be lowered ...

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Get on the buses with your views

A council is urging you to get on board and tell it what you want from local bus services. Lincolnshire County Council has launched a consultation to put together a plan of how bus services should be delivered.And it hopes that will unlock government funding as part of the ‘Bus Back Better’ proposal.A spokesman for the authority said: “We’re putting ...

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Firm’s application after site opens

A company that opened a multi-million pound waste facility in Holbeach Hurn recently has had to apply for planning permission to continue operating. Midwest Polychem Ltd staged an official opening in June for its Laurel Lodge Farm processing plant where it’s looking to turn waste plastic waste into pellets for repurposing.But a change of use application to turn it from ...

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Park plans back but scaled down

Plans for a new children’s play area in Moulton are back on the agenda – but only as part of a much scaled down project without housing. South Holland District Council has said it will give land off Bell Lane for a play area and a picnic area to Moulton Parish Council.In March 2020, the district council announced plans to ...

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Pode Hole roadworks on hold

Work on Dozens Bank at Pode Hole has been suspended. The road has been the subject of temporary traffic lights since last November. Anglian Water carried out works last month and it was currently due to be closed for month between between the Crown Hall Farm and Lake Ross Caravan Park as Lincolnshire County Council complete the works. But that’s ...

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‘Use it or lose it’ plea over South Holland Centre

A campaign group set up to protest cuts at Spalding’s leading arts venue says it’s disappointed a restructure will go ahead and urged residents to ‘use it or lose it’. The South Holland Centre was costing tax payers around £250,000 a year, it’s been claimed, as cutbacks to staff were voted through despite a late bid to defer a decision ...

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