Committee to rule on marina

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SOUTH Holland District Council’s planning committee will get the final say on a second planning application linked to the £830,000 marina planned for Sutton Bridge.

Lincolnshire County Council won planning consent for the main part of the project in December 2010, and now an ancillary application covering design – including parking – will go to the committee on April 17.

Lincolnshire County Council’s head of enterprise, Justin Brown, claims the marina will bring £200,000 a year in economic spin-offs for the village, but several parish councillors dispute the business case and claim the money could be better spent.

At an extraordinary parish council meeting earlier this month, parish councillors asked for the latest application to be decided by the district council planning committee rather than officers.