Council

Spin-off benefits as 1,550 new Holbeach homes poised for approval

A wide-ranging raft of benefits has been agreed by a developer looking for permission to build 900 homes in Fen Road, Holbeach. And it’s crunch time for a separate application for another 650 homes just a mile away in a development known as Holbeach West. Next to the homes site is the location for University of Lincoln’s proposed centre of ...

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£1,083 court bill for ‘foolhardy’ fly-tipper in Spalding spotted by nearby residents

A fly-tipper spotted by members of the public dumping a sofa and an armchair has been handed a court bill of £1.063. Nedelcho Nedelchev got rid of the items on land off South Drove in Spalding on May 24 this year. However, two nearby residents noted his van’s registration number and reported the incident to South Holland District Council, which brought a ...

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Villagers set to secure community asset status for ‘not financially viable’ pub

A group of villagers look set to secure special status for their local pub in a bid to get it reopen and protect it from a change of use. South Holland District Council portfolio holder for community Gary Taylor has given his approval to the application for The Jolly Crispin in Lutton (pictured) to be named an “asset of community ...

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Neighbours thankful as council uses High Court order to evict problem tenants

A family who made many neighbours’ lives a misery and left some living in fear have been evicted. For the first time ever, South Holland District Council used a High Court enforcement order to kick out tenants. It enabled a quick eviction by bailiffs and without prior warning to the tenants. The council has been thanked by neighbours of the ...

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‘Part-night’ street lighting to start in South Holland

Residents in South Holland will notice further differences to street lighting as a project to save cash is rolled out. Spalding, Holbeach, Gosberton and Sutton St James are next in line for the phased changes as Lincolnshire County Council looks to cut its annual £5m streetlighting budget by about a third. The measures include: switching off 38,000 street lights in ...

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98% of South Holland food businesses have hygiene ratings of satisfactory or above

The number of businesses in South Holland with at least acceptable food hygiene ratings remains at an all-time high. Latest figures show that firms with either satisfactory, good or very good ratings is now 98.2 per cent. The breakdown is 375 with the top rating of 5 (very good), 146 are good and 76 are satisfactory. However, 11 premises are not an ...

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Two ‘no’ votes edge proposed Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority closer to rejection

A new super council – promoted for its ability to bring millions of pounds into Lincolnshire – looks increasingly unlikely to go ahead. Ten authorities need to approve the deal for the Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority for it to happen and representatives of two have now indicated they are not in favour. Following a Lincolnshire County Council ‘no’ vote last ...

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New £1.46m buildings at Spalding primary school officially opened

Spalding Monkshouse Primary School now has two extra classrooms and a new, larger hall. The aim of the project, managed by Lincolnshire County Council, was to expand the school to two-form entry with a capacity of 420 to meet demand for places in the area. Headteacher Sue Goodsell said: “The school hall has been on the children’s wish list since ...

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Renewed bid for Spalding care home plan

A renewed bid is being made to gain planning permission for a care home on the former Goodfellows School site in Spalding. Country Court Care homes says around 80 jobs will be created if it is allowed to redevelop the site with a 60-bedroom care home. A document supporting the application said: “The business will create new full time and ...

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Baytree Garden Centre extends its sponsorship of Spalding town centre Christmas tree

Baytree Garden Centre is ensuring that Spalding town centre will have a Christmas tree after all. The Weston business has offered to donate a tree, despite saying last month that it would not be able to this year due to a shortage of larger trees. Last week Coun Jack McLean, chairman of Spalding Town Forum, was invited by Baytree’s managing director Reinhard ...

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Links to criminality foils applicant’s bid for new Spalding off-licence

A bid to establish a new off-licence in Spalding has been thwarted after the applicant was found to have links with a shop involved in criminality. Zarid Limalia (19) wanted to turn Global Image unisex hair salon in Winsover Road into VIP Alcohol. However, a panel of members of South Holland District Council’s licensing authority comprising Angela Harrison, Harry Drury and ...

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Another successful prosecution by South Holland District Council for fly-tipping

South Holland District Council has brought another successful prosecution after tracing a fly-tipper. Crowland resident Brandon Campbell has landed a court bill of more than £1,000. He paid to have a number of items taken from his home in Thorney Road, in October 2015. However, he didn’t get any details of the person who took them or check whether they had ...

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Boaters invited to view new £900,000 marina at Sutton Bridge

The new £900,000 marina at Sutton Bridge is ready to be showcased to people wanting a mooring. Cross Keys Marina – due to open early next year – has both leisure and commercial moorings. Up to 20 leisure boats will be catered for alongside commercial moorings which will be used by the Nene navigation pilot boat and Eastern IFCA (a ...

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1,700 households on waiting list for South Holland garden waste scheme

More than 1,700 households are waiting to join South Holland District Council’s garden waste collection service. The two-year trial began in April this year and capacity was reached within three months, with all 2,670 of the 25-litre brown bins issued. Councillors will shortly be asked to consider a business case for extending the scheme, which currently operates with just one ...

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Couple hope to make former Spalding courthouse their home

Plans to transform Spalding’s former courthouse into a home have been put forward. Oliver Sneath, of Glenside North, Pinchbeck, and girlfriend Dorota Szafalowicz hope to buy the landmark building and live there. Mr Sneath said: “It’s an iconic landmark building and more than anything we thought it would be a shame for it to be misused, demolished in any way ...

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South Holland councillors consider policy to refuse new premises licences

A measure being considered for South Holland which would allow the restriction of new alcohol sales licences may not be workable, but other action continues. That is the message from Sgt Kim Enderby, of Lincolnshire Police’s alcohol licensing team, ahead of a district council licensing committee meeting on Tuesday (Oct 18), at which it will consider for a second time ...

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Police concerns over latest premises licence application in Spalding

Police have expressed concerns over an application for a premises licence in Spalding, due to be heard on Friday (Oct 14). Zarid Limalia (19) has made an application to create an off-licence, VIP Alcohol, in the Winsover Road shop he currently runs as Global Image hair salon – next to Aldi. A representation from Lincolnshire Police to a panel of South ...

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Three out of ten councils so far vote in favour of Greater Lincolnshire devolution

Three out of ten councils have now voted in favour of the creation of Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority. The ten local councils that operate in the area the new authority will cover need to agree if it is to go ahead, with each due to vote this month. South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter is a big supporter of ...

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Planning inspector approves 45 homes after South Holland District Council fails to determine application

Planning permission for 45 homes in Weston has been granted following an appeal by the developer over South Holland District Council’s failure to make a timely decision. After the appeal had been lodged by Larkfleet Homes, the council said it would have refused permission for the Small Drove plan on the grounds of a lack of public open space (less than ...

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Former builder’s yard in Spalding earmarked for care home and apartments

The former Jewson site in Spalding’s Roman Bank is earmarked for a care home and apartments for over-55s. The 88-bed care home would front the River Welland, next to two blocks of a total of 30 apartments. The plan by Millhouse Group has shops, including a hairdresser’s, internal and external dining space and a water taxi berth with stair and ...

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