Football academy dream in net as fears get boot

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A developer’s dream of providing a football academy for Holbeach can now be a reality after objections to plans were given the boot.

Residents had expressed fears that the plan for six football pitches, a pavilion and changing rooms, as well as 30 new homes at Penny Hill, would put pedestrian safety at risk due to a potentially massive increase in traffic flow.

In addition there were concerns about added noise levels, floodlights and litter – and what would happen should the management of the pitches ever disband.


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