Councillor Anthony Casson at Moulton Park.

Moulton park plans set for next step

It’s hoped plans for a long-awaited new park in Moulton will take a step nearer to completion early next year.

South Holland District Council announced plans for the 23-acre site off Bell Lane last March which is set to include a children’s play area and spot for dog owners to let pets off their leads.

An accompanying six to ten affordable homes is proposed to be built on the land to make the park self-sustainable.

And the council hopes to submit planning permission for the entire site early next year.

There’s been slight delays following the March announcement, partly due to the COVID-19 pandemic meaning a survey on housing needs in Moulton had to wait until September to be completed.

Revised plans are now being finalised for submission.

The only difference from the initial reveal of the plans is that an area initially proposed as a green burial site is now proposed to be a Memorial Garden where ashes could be interred and memorial trees planted.

The district council hopes the site will be a major attraction for the whole of South Holland with walkways surrounding ground allocated for livestock.

Coun Anthony Casson, said: “When we brought the park I was the portfolio holder for estates and I’m pleased and excited to say I’m still involved so I can see it through.

“It’s taking a long while to get here after dealing with COVID-19 and everything that’s happened in the last nine months but we’re slowly getting there.

“Moulton Parish Council has been looking for a play area for the village going back years and years.

“It’s a shame a village of its size doesn’t already have something like this.

“As long as everything goes through planning it will be good for the village.”

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