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 the tax office to be replaced by four two-bedroom and two one-bedroom apartments, five three-bedroom, three storey terraced town houses, two two-bedroom, semi-detached town houses and three two-bedroom terraced houses.
The plans have received a mixed reception, with the council’s own economic development officer commenting that although the loss of office space is not to be encouraged, the development would be an “acceptable solution” in light of the lack of interest in the former tax building.
Lincolnshire County Council has requested that the developer pay a contribution of more than £50,000 to mitigate the added pressure on local schools, and some neighbours have expressed concerns about traffic and parking issues around the site.