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Holbeach developer planning 48 new homes in town

Holbeach firm Ashley King (Developments) Ltd has submitted plans to build 48 homes in an extension of the town’s Balmoral Way, off Foxes Low Road. A statement accompanying the plan with South Holland District Council says: “This proposal for 48 1/2/3/4 bedroom homes addresses housing need and the difficulties facing first-time buyers and young families by providing modern. stylish, energy ...

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3D printing is hot news at Spalding’s Chain Bridge Forge Museum

One of Spalding’s most historic tourist attractions is keeping pace with the 21st century by introducing 3D printing. Chain Bridge Forge Museum can now produce small plastic models of virtually anything. The subject is scanned and a model formed from Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), a low-cost engineering plastic which is easy to machine and fabricate. The manufacture is seen by the museum ...

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£13,000 bill unpaid five months after council’s clear-up of Spalding’s Bull and Monkie site

A £13,000 council bill for tidying up a Spalding eyesore remains unpaid five months after the work was completed. That will perhaps come as little surprise to council tax payers, given that site owner Crispen Holdings Ltd had not engaged with South Holland District Council over a legal order to clean up the Bull and Monkie site in Churchgate. Steps ...

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Duo’s pride at presentation of British Empire Medal

Two men acknowledged for services to their respective communities have been presented with the British Empire Medal. Michael Booth and Graham Dark were recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours. Mr Booth, of Sutton Bridge, was presented with his medal by The Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Toby Dennis, at a ceremony on Saturday in Long Sutton Market House, a multi-use community ...

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New housing company formed by South Holland District Council to deliver much-needed homes

More than 140 homes could be built in the next two years by a new housing company owned by South Holland District Council. The £15.2million project – funded by loans and £2.621million from council reserves – is expected to boost growth in the local economy and create jobs. The homes would be for a mixture of sale and rent. The aims ...

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Blue bag textile collection scheme in South Holland to be extended

A trial scheme to collect textiles separately from other recyclable products is being extended. South Holland District Council’s waste and recycling team launched the venture last year. It is now being extended to include Donington, Weston Hills, Moulton, parts of Long Sutton, Wygate Park area of Spalding and parts of Holbeach. Blue bags and leaflets are currently being delivered to ...

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Spalding mum’s plea for pressure over provision for disabled children across Lincolnshire

The fight to retain social clubs for disabled children in Lincolnshire is reaching a critical point. Lincolnshire County Council has undertaken a consultation with stakeholders as part of a review of its short break service, which provides social club activities after school and in holidays. Some parents across the county fear that their children might be left with only mainstream ...

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Praise for councillors and officers during final meeting of current South Holland term

Members of South Holland District Council drew praise from both sides of the political divide as they met for the final time of the current administration. The Conservative and Independent groups agreed that councillors had gone about business during the past five years in a “generally courteous way”, which had enabled much good work to be achieved. Council leader Gary ...

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Crowland farm granted permission for anaerobic digestion plant

An anaerobic digestion plant can be built in Crowland, say councillors. South Holland District Council’s planning committee passed Mr J Tansley’s plan for Adam’s Farm in Common Drove. A meeting on March 18 heard the plant would produce electricity and heat from rye grass and maize. Public objections centred chiefly on noise and odour pollution, but after planning officer Mark ...

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Forum at South Holland District Council for advice to housing landlords

Landlords can get useful advice on housing issues at a South Holland District Council forum. The session on Wednesday, April 8, will offer the chance to talk with housing professionals about relevant topics and key changes to government legislation. A guest speaker from the Department for Work and Pensions will discuss Universal Credits and how this will affect landlords. Advice ...

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Project continues in Spalding’s Wygate Park with South Holland Community Church ‘taking back seat’

A community centre for Spalding’s Wygate Park could come to fruition without the church which was due to be a partner. In the next couple of weeks, about 1,400 homes on the estate will receive a survey aiming to gauge enthusiasm and suggestions as to what should be included. The project has been mooted for a long time, but it ...

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Controversial 76m wind turbine for Long Sutton given planning consent

A controversial 76.5m wind turbine which will supply the electricity needs for about 450 homes can be built in Long Sutton, say district councillors. The company behind the plan – Little Sutton Energy Company, which already runs a turbine in Winters Lane – has moved to ease fears of nuisance from visibility, noise and shadow flicker, an issue which dominated ...

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‘Rejuvenated’ Allison brand to feature prominently in controversial Pinchbeck development by Larkfleet Homes

The Allison brand of house is to make its first large-scale return on a controversial site in Pinchbeck. Larkfleet Homes was granted planning permission on March 18 for 169 homes on land between Wardentree Lane and Enterprise Way. There will be 24 different house types in a mix of properties from one to five bedrooms. Larkfleet planning director Mark Mann told ...

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Plan for turning Spalding’s Halmer Grange into 17 flats ‘completely unsuitable’

A proposal to turn a former Spalding care home into 17 flats has been labelled “completely unsuitable”. South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter made the remark about Market Homes’ plan for Halmer Grange in Grange Drive. Speaking as a ward member at a planning committee meeting on March 18, he said: “Yes, it’s a brownfield site but this is an ...

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Increased pressure to find new burial ground in Spalding

Pressure to find further burial space in Spalding has intensified after a plan to extend the cemetery was rejected. Estimates put remaining capacity in the Pinchbeck Road site at four years. South Holland district councillors voted against the council’s own proposal to convert a playing field in Chiltern Drive. That means all extension options have been exhausted – unless one ...

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In the spotlight: budget costs for Ayscoughfee performance area and renovation of Sir Halley gates

Budgets for two forthcoming South Holland District Council projects in Spalding have come under scrutiny. The main gates to The Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field in Winfrey Avenue are in line for renovation, and a new arts performance area is planned for Ayscoughfee Gardens in tandem with a refurbishment of the aviary. Spalding Town Forum chairman Coun George Aley updated ...

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Objectors cry “well done” as plan for Sutton Bridge renewable energy park refused

A controversial plan for a renewable energy park at Sutton Bridge has been refused by councillors after the applicant failed to provide sufficient details. There were cries of “well done” from objectors in the public gallery at South Holland District Council as the planning application by Energy Park Sutton Bridge Ltd was unanimously rejected. It was an end to the ...

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Spalding and District Civic Society wants your input

Spalding and District Civic Society wants more people to give input to its work and is hoping to attract more members. The public is being invited to attend the society’s annual general meeting on Tuesday (March 24). A spokesman said: “It is clear from reading the Press that many people are concerned to improve the appearance and quality of life ...

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Improvements to Spalding traffic management ‘2016/17 at earliest’

Changes to improve Spalding’s traffic management will not take place until next year at the earliest. Alterations to traffic light sequences, pedestrian crossings and new roundabouts are all measures which have been touted to improve flow in hotpsot areas such as Station Approach and Winsover Road. However, Spalding Town Forum heard from Lincolnshire County Council Highways that the first junctions ...

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Fresh effort to enforce traffic order in Spalding town centre

A reactive road sign and red stop light are measures being considered to prevent drivers and cyclists flouting traffic restrictions in Spalding town centre. But the very least that Spalding Town Forum wants to see is businesses in the pedestrianised area reminded about their responsibilities in regards to the traffic order. The vast majority of vehicles are banned from using ...

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