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200 homes planned on Pinchbeck nursery site

An eight-hectare nursery in Pinchbeck is the subject of a planning application for 200 homes. Nursery Fresh Plants operates from the site in Mill Green Road. Northampton firm AMJ Construction Ltd is seeking outline planning permission for the development. A design and access statement with South Holland District Council says: “Having regard to the location of the site, the majority ...

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£1 travel day on CallConnect buses

Lincolnshire County Council’s CallConnect bus service is offering travel all day on Saturday (Oct 1) for £1 to celebrate Lincolnshire Day. The service is offering special £1 tickets for one-way journeys on pre-booked CallConnect services throughout the county. This is the latest initiative from the nationally-acclaimed service, which operates a network of demand-responsive buses covering the whole of rural Lincolnshire. ...

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Council criticised as South Holland snubbed in promotional video of Lincolnshire

A council video promoting Lincolnshire as the “perfect place to live, work, visit and invest” does not feature South Holland. Lincolnshire County Council has been criticised by one of its own cabinet members for the omission. Holbeach councillor Nick Worth – executive member for culture – said he was even unaware that the video had been commissioned before it appeared ...

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£1,000 court bill for Spalding fly-tipper trapped by letter found in dumped sofa

A fly-tipper who dumped a sofa and a chair by the side of a road has landed a £1,000 court bill. Adrian Fox, of St John’s Road in Spalding, dumped the items in Welland High Bank near Crowland on June 27. However, a letter had been left inside the sofa which resulted in officers from South Holland District Council tracing ...

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Vet group chooses Pinchbeck for its third clinic

South Lincolnshire Veterinary Group is looking to open its third clinic. Planning permission is being sought from South Holland District Council for a change of use of the former Realtime Business Services premises in Church Street, Pinchbeck, which the vet group has bought. Group manager Emma Walker said five new members of staff would be required and the hope was ...

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100-home plan near Crowland industrial site set for approval despite fears

Planning officers have recommended permission is granted for a 100-home development in Crowland, despite councillor concerns. A contribution of £44,000 towards healthcare provision and a total of £15,000 towards local bus service provision are proposed conditions. And at least a third of the homes will have to be affordable. South Holland’s planning committee previously deferred a decision on the Wheatley ...

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Gedney Dyke play area set for village green

A proposed children’s play area in Gedney Dyke has reverted to a site previously rejected. It now seems likely that the equipment – a slide, two swings, a see-saw and a bench seat – will be sited on the village green. It comes after hopes of using the current village hall car park fell through. Gedney Parish Council told the village ...

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Council satisfied with ‘junk’ displayed in Holbeach High Street

A Holbeach business using the pavement to display items for sale described by some as “junk” can continue doing so, says Lincolnshire County Council. Town district councillor Francis Biggadike is among residents disgusted with the look of The Chequers Hotel frontage in High Street. He said he went to speak to the person responsible for the goods following complaints from ...

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50 per cent more recycling bags to be delivered to South Holland homes

South Holland District Council is proposing to deliver 50 per cent more recycling sacks to residents’ homes. The local authority says there would no cost saving, but it wants a “fairer and more equitable” distribution method. Each of the approximate 40,000 homes currently gets 52 green bags delivered each year. Extra rolls are available to pick up for free from ...

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40 homes planned for Long Sutton haulage yard

A haulage yard in Long Sutton could be used for a housing development. Nene Transport (Lincs) Ltd wants permission to use its Station Road site for 40 new homes. The idea is to build 36 two-storey homes and change its office block into four one-bedroom flats. A design and access statement accompanying the planning application to South Holland District Council ...

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Contract for Spalding Christmas lights going out to tender

The contract to handle Spalding town centre’s festive lighting is about to go out to tender – just seven weeks before this year’s switch-on. The lights will be switched on on Friday, November 18, but as previously reported there will be no special event this year. A council spokesman said: “South Holland District Council will be looking for suppliers to ...

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Council still trying to force sale of Spalding eyesore site

South Holland District Council is still trying to force the sale of the Bull and Monkie site in Spalding. The press and public were excluded from a meeting last week as councillors discussed the latest picture. Information requested by The Voice after the meeting shows that three times this year the council has sought legal advice on forcing a sale ...

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‘Increasing consumer demand’ led Aldi to seek Spalding store extension

Aldi has put its expansion plan for the Spalding store on show. As The Voice reported last April, the German discounter supermarket wants to extend its Winsover Road store and provide more parking spaces. Three units neighbouring the store would be demolished to make way for the extension. The expansion plan has been driven by great trading figures and increasing demand by ...

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£315 court bill for flytipping in Crowland

Unwanted household items found dumped in Crowland have cost the owner a £315 court bill. Kevin Cosgrove employed a man with a van to take away items including a fridge and mattresses, which were later found in Low Road (pictured). South Holland District Council’s environmental investigations officer was able to trace them to Cosgrove’s address in Whittlesey. Cosgrove appeared at ...

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Restaurant and flats plan for former Holbeach hotel

A rundown building in a prominent town-centre position is the subject of a conversion plan. A proposal has been put forward to turn The Bell Hotel in Holbeach’s High Street into a licensed restaurant and six apartments (three each on the first and second floors). The property, which is not listed but is in the Holbeach Conservation Area, has been bought ...

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Free workshop for independent South Holland retailers could help takings

Independent shopkeepers in South Holland are invited to a special workshop aimed at helping to increase their profits. Organised by the district council in association with the Federation of Small Businesses, the free event is open to owners and staff members of independents. Subjects include ways of attracting and retaining customers by utilising shop fronts, window displays and merchandising. A ...

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New self-service pods at council offices for South Holland residents

South Holland District Council has launched new self-service pods in the reception area of its offices in Priory Road, Spalding. They allow access to the council’s website, enabling residents to complete services including paying council tax and reporting a range of community issues. The pods have access for disabled people and can be used at any time during office opening ...

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Noise nuisance check on Crowland site before homes are built

The potential level of nuisance by a heavy industrial site to a proposed housing development in Crowland is to be investigated. South Holland District Council planning members voted on August 31 to defer Wheatley Homes’ application for upto 100 homes on land either side of Harvester Way, which abuts Crowland Cranes’ site. Coun Pete Williams said the firm had chosen ...

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Environment Agency: ‘Build Long Sutton homes 1.5m above ground level’

A proposed development of 86 homes was recommended to be built 1.5 metres above the existing ground level to counter the risk of them flooding. And South Holland District Council’s planning committee has been told to expect many more similar recommendations by the Environment Agency in the future. At a meeting on August 31, some members had reservations about the eventual ...

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Top salary not enough to recruit to council role

A key council job post has been deleted from the management structure – because no one could be recruited to it on the lucrative salary being offered. The role of executive manager for commercialisation – vacant for 15 months – was one of two posts which South Holland District Council has struggled to fill, along with planning and building control ...

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