Council

Homes passed despite being recommended for refusal

Six affordable homes are to be built on the edge of Long Sutton despite planning officers recommending they should be refused. It was the third time the application by Proctor Bros for land on St James Road adjacent to Silverwood Garden Centre in the area known as Sutton Crosses has come before South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee after previously ...

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Retail units to be built on A52 at Donington despite opposition

Planning permission has been granted to build two new retail units in Donington, despite parish council opposition. The shops for commercial retail will be built on the corner of the A52 Bicker Road and Church Street with car parking for 34 vehicles. The site is currently a van sales firm and asbestos removal company. The meeting held last night (Thursday) ...

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Affordable homes development is given go-ahead

A development of 42 affordable homes is to be built off Cowbit Road in Spalding. Minister Property Group were last night (Thursday) given permission to build the homes on the former Loxmill Farm site. In September South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee deferred a decision on the application amid concerns that there was no park for young people. But that’s ...

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Bid to ban single can alcohol sales among police requests for South Holland

Banning shops from selling single cans and high alcohol volume beer and cider are measures being called for by police. They were part of steps Lincolnshire Police requested be taken as part of South Holland District Council’s revised Licensing Act Statement of Principles. The document needs to be renewed by January and police have asked the council to include further ...

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Temporary traffic lights for relief road work

The next set of preparatory works for the northerly section of the Spalding Western Relief Road is due to start tomorrow (Tuesday). Vegetation clearance along the B1356 Spalding Road near Pinchbeck will begin on Tuesday, November 10. The works, which are for section five of the project, are expected to last for up to three weeks, Monday to Friday from ...

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Have your say on Lincolnshire roads

Your views are being sought on the state of Lincolnshire’s roads. It’s part of the County View panel launched earlier this year to gather residents’ views on Lincolnshire County Council services and help shape how those services are delivered. Anyone living in Greater Lincolnshire can join the panel. Members are invited to complete a short survey of just five questions, ...

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Many libraries to stay open

A number of local libraries are to stay open during the latest ‘lockdown’ with new measures in place. Services at both Spalding and Long Sutton libraries will be available though run slightly deliberately, Lincolnshire County Council which runs them as said. And a number of Community Hub libraries ran by volunteers will also remain open with restrictions including Pinchbeck, Sutton ...

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Boosts for Donington as Red Cow is bought and new shop owner pledges post office service

Donington’s High Street could be set for two big boosts with sale of The Red Cow and a new shop with Post Office announced for the village. The dilapidated 200-year-old former hotel has been an eye-sore for a number of years, but has now been purchased by API Limited which has recently completed refurbishments of The Chequers and The Bell, ...

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Parish council’s ‘positive’ move

A council that’s been subject to a number of complaints has adopted a new transparency code and complaints procedure as it looks to bounce back from internal conflict. There’s been 13 complaints made about Holbeach Parish Council and its councillors to the Standards Panel of South Holland District Council in recent months. To put that in context only five were ...

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Call for South Holland residents to be part of festive film

Spalding residents are being urged to get involved with a new animation film being created as a centrepiece for the town’s Christmas celebrations. South Holland District Council is teaming up with animation production team Different Light on creating a special version March of The Nutcracker. And it wants residents to get involved by sending in their own designs for the ...

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Senior district council role for former chief exec

A senior role at South Holland District Council has been given to the former head of an organisation which had a ‘significant bullying problem.’ Nathan Elvery was the chief executive of West Sussex County Council but left last November with a £265,000 pay out. A report for the Department for Education said the council had a bullying problem that was ...

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Plans submitted for eight new homes on former pub site

Proposals have been submitted to build eight homes on the site of a former pub in West Pinchbeck. The former New Bridge Inn has been demolished and plans to redevelop the land have been sent to South Holland District Council. If approved, two blocks of three terraced homes and two detached houses will be built on the junction of Slipe ...

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Market traders have further fee break

Market traders in South Holland will not have to pay any fees until April next year. In a surprise move, members of the district council’s cabinet voted unanimously to delay the reintroduction of charges. Tuesday’s meeting was due to discuss a range of options for scaling market stall charges but Coun Roger Gambba-Jones put forward a completely different option for ...

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Online jobs fair returns tomorrow

After a successful first event back in August, South Holland District Council and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are holding another Virtual Jobs Fair on Friday October 23 to help residents and businesses in the District take their next career steps. The first Jobs Fair took place on August 21, as a result of the cancellation of the ...

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Pandemic hits recycle targets

Lincolnshire could be set to miss targets set for recycling because of the current pandemic. All the county’s district authorities, including South Holland, backed a Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy in January 2019. It outlined a way forward to meet government targets for recycling and created ten objectives with targets. But a report due to go before county council’s Environment ...

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Urgent work on trees at reserve

Work on trees in a Holbeach nature reserve is to be carried after around 30 graves were destroyed by one falling in a nearby cemetery. A meeting of Holbeach Parish Council last week heard that the authority would look to take urgent action at the Fishpond Lane open space as it was found work needed to be carried out on ...

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Price review for Spalding Market traders

The saga of South Holland market charges is back on the district council agenda at a meeting of the Cabinet next week. Members had decided in the height of the pandemic earlier this year to no longer have market stalls erected for traders in Spalding – a move that caused a backlash. Now there are recommendations to review the fees ...

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Group applauds new cycle racks

A group that promotes cycling has backed controversial new bike racks that have appeared in Spalding and Holbeach The green, car shaped racks placed over car parking spaces have been called ‘monstrosities’ and “a dangerous eyesore wasting valuable space” by Voice readers. Lincolnshire County Council, which installed them as part of the government’s Active Travel fund, even said one in ...

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Clocks going back will affect lights

Lincolnshire County Council has reminded residents that on Sunday the clocks will go back, temporarily affecting the timings of the county’s part-night streetlights. There are around 42,000 part-night streetlights across the county that are switched off between the hours of midnight and 6am. Coun Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways, said: “Over the next few weeks you might notice that ...

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Bid to curb town speeding issues

A host of traffic measures to make Holbeach safer have been proposed by the parish council. And the parish councillor who is leading the way, Coun Michelle Manley, is also exploring the prospect of setting up a group of volunteers to monitor speed in the town. She has been researching traffic hot spots for the last few months and the ...

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