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‘Wall of glass’ plan is rejected

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News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

A Moulton Chapel nursery’s plans to expand have been thrown out by South Holland District Council.

Plant and herb grower Lucksbridge Nurseries wanted to replace its existing glasshouses and polytunnels with new six-metre high ones, the same distance away from neighbouring homes.

But at a planning committee meeting on Wednesday, members voted 12-1 against the plans described by committee chairman Coun Roger Gambba-Jones as “this wall of glass”.

Paul Baggaley of Moulton Chapel, who spoke against the plans at the meeting, said: “This is a residential development, not a building site, and this scheme would destroy the wildlife habitat in this area.

“If we hadn’t have said anything, it would have gone through but we’re resigned to the fact that it’s not over yet and we’ll wait to see what the nursery’s next step is.”

The Free Press approached Lucksbridge Nurseries but they declined to comment.

Meanwhile, plans to turn a bed and breakfast into a home for young people with learning disabilities have also been refused.

Councillors voted unanimously against plans for the conversion of Pipwell Manor into an “assisted living care facility” after a report said there was no “demonstrable need for it.”

 

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