Council

Homes proposal for Spalding ex-tax office site and Holland House set for approval

Spalding’s former tax office could be demolished as part of a planned housing development. The old Government office forms part of a bigger plan, which also incorporates the neighbouring historic Holland House. South Holland District Council planners meet on Wednesday (June 4) and are to be asked to grant permission for the house to be converted to five apartments and ...

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Five jobs could be created with factory relocation from Bicker to Gosberton

A vacant factory site in Gosberton is poised to come back into use and create five jobs by the end of the year. A packaging, manufacturing and distribution firm currently based in Bicker wants to relocate to the former Gosberton Food Park in Quadring Road. Plasto Sac UK Ltd currently employs nine full-time and three part-time staff. Five additional people ...

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New Sutton Bridge power plant likely to be unopposed by South Holland councillors

A proposed new gas-fired power station at Sutton Bridge is set to pass through South Holland District Council unopposed. Planning councillors are being advised to raise no objection to the plan for a second combined cycle gas turbine when the scheme is discussed on Wednesday, June 4. The plant would create up to 1800MW of electrical generation capacity to be ...

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Warning of severe disruption on Spalding roads as Network Rail improvements begin

Motorists and businesses are being warned to expect significant disruption when a massive rail improvement project in and around Spalding gets under way. The works will involve the closure of level crossings and roads for two-week periods but Network Rail has vowed to do its best to limit the impact. The £280million Great Northern Great Eastern project aims to enable more ...

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South Holland backs UKIP in euro elections, but Lib Dems are ‘spent force’

South Holland was reflective of the national mood as the UK Independence Party topped the poll in the European Parliament elections. UKIP came top in the district with 10,408 votes – that was 48 per cent of those cast. South Holland is part of the East Midlands region, which has five of the 70 UK seats. UKIP retained its two ...

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Councillor under cosh over his actions on Spalding travellers’ site application

Cowbit Parish Council has vowed to investigate the process which culminated in a new travellers’ site in Spalding being granted planning permission. Members are angry that Moulton, Weston and Cowbit district councillor Anthony Casson declared himself unable to vote at South Holland’s planning committee meeting earlier this month. The vote on granting permission was tied at 6-6 and passed on ...

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Spalding shopowner fined for out-of-date food on sale

A shopowner in Spalding has been fined £2,300 for selling out-of-date food. Londis supermarket at 8 Holbeach Road was found to have 24 products for sale which were out of date during a visit by Lincolnshire Trading Standards on April 12 last year. A further 17 out-of-date items were found on another visit on May 30, 2013. Shopowner Pararajasingam Sutenthiran was ...

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New leases of life for historic Spalding buildings

Market Place in Spalding has received a welcome double tonic. Part of the former White Hart Hotel and the neighbouring ex-Wimpy burger bar are to be given new leases of life thanks to successful planning applications. At the former hotel – a Grade II* listed building – internal alterations will create two units on the ground floor and a large ...

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Well-known faces in Spalding wed after ‘saving up’ for 37 years!

Two of Spalding’s best-known faces finally married on Sunday – after 37 years together. Alan Porter and Angela Newton decided to take the plunge after “saving up”! But Angela, leader of the Independent group at South Holland District Council, revealed that there won’t be Porters on opposite sides of the council chamber. She will retain the surname Newton for her ...

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Holbeach Food Festival links up with town’s annual fayre

CCF16052014 The first Holbeach Food Festival launches next month to promote locally grown produce. And organisers are linking in with the ever-popular Holbeach Town and Country Fayre on the same weekend. Visitors will be shuttled between both sites free of charge by the Holbeach Community Bus. South Holland district councillor Nick Worth said: “We’re hoping that people will enjoy a ...

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Nine South Holland households each bag £100 in recycling scheme

Nine more South Holland residents have each been awarded £100 cash for demonstrating good recycling habits. That takes the total number of £100 winners since the district council’s Green Bag Lottery began to 26. The scheme rewards residents who correctly present green bags of recycling for at least three weeks of each four-week period. Ten households are secretly selected to ...

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Chairman will focus efforts on new start-ups

Small businesses are to be the focus of efforts by Lincolnshire County Council’s new chairman. Coun Bill Aron took over the role on Friday from Coun Ray Wootton and has expressed an eagerness to use his time as chairman to help new businesses get off the ground. Promoting tourism will also be high on his agenda. He said: “I’m delighted ...

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Consultation on Spalding’s roads

Consultation is due to begin early next month on the future of Spalding’s traffic and travel network. The new transport strategy is a joint initiative between Lincolnshire County Council and South Holland District Council and will provide a clear focus on the main challenges facing Spalding now, and in the future. The town is earmarked for significant growth in the ...

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Spalding travellers’ site: Family’s relief over long-running illegal encampment

The Gosberton Clough family arguably most affected by the unauthorised travellers’ site in the village say they are “relieved” at the outcome. The new Spalding site – which will have ten pitches, each able to accommodate three caravans – will serve as a replacement for the Broad Drove encampment. The Hoyle family, whose house is just across a single-track road from ...

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Planning councillor legally advised not to vote over Spalding travellers’ site

  A planning committee member who was against approving the new Spalding travellers’ site was legally advised not to take part in the vote. Coun Anthony Casson – ward member for Moulton, Weston and Cowbit – was told it was best not to vote after he had firmly declared his opposition to the plan at a public meeting in Cowbit. ...

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Tightest of margins sees controversial Spalding travellers’ site approved

A controversial new travellers’ site for Spalding has been granted planning permission by the tightest of margins. During a two-hour debate before a packed public gallery, members of South Holland District Council’s planning committee were torn over whether the site off Drain Bank North was suitable. The result of a vote on approving the plan was 6-6. The tie meant ...

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Community libraries given the go-ahead

Community groups have been given the go-ahead to run libraries as part of an overhaul of the county’s service. Business plans and applications for grant funding for new community hubs – which include libraries – have been granted in 30 towns and villages across the county, including Holbeach, Pinchbeck, Donington and Crowland. Groups which had applied to take over the ...

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Lincolnshire County Council tackles pothole repairs with machine trial

A new piece of kit which can fill up to 300 potholes in one day has been trialled in South Holland. The Roadmaster Velocity Patcher is dubbed “the world’s most advanced potholing machine” has already repaired a number of roads in Sutton St James and has been in Spalding for the past three weeks. Lincolnshire County Council is one of ...

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South Holland District Council ‘narrow-minded’ over caravan park extension

A retired couple with a passion for motorhoming have criticised South Holland District Council for turning down a village pub’s plan to extend its premises and the adjoining caravan site. Michael and Laurel Harding, formerly of Kent, now live in Lutton after enjoying several return trips to south Lincolnshire. They say the planning committee’s decision over the Rose and Crown ...

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Be quick to get your activity or event in Summer Fun brochure

South Holland District Council’s Summer Fun brochure is being compiled at the moment and submissions for inclusion are invited. Any community group, venue or organisation running arts, sports or cultural activities for children and/or young people in South Holland over the summer holidays can have their activities and events listed free of charge. The brochure is distributed to every pupil ...

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