Eco-park plans to face another legal challenge

Peter Smeaton (second right) at a public exhibition for Sutton Park, Long Sutton, with Laura Hargreaves, Glenn Eldridge and Dr Jerry Harrall.
Peter Smeaton (second right) at a public exhibition for Sutton Park, Long Sutton, with Laura Hargreaves, Glenn Eldridge and Dr Jerry Harrall.
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The long-running saga over plans for almost 90 homes at the former Butterfly and Wildlife Park in Long Sutton could end up in court.

Long Sutton Parish Council is due to meet tonight to finalise plans for a legal challenge to a decision by South Holland District Council to grant a change in plans for 87 homes, eight wind turbines, 69 allotments and a solar field to provide electricity, all on land in Little London.

A parish council statement said: “The approval of the development by the district council was against public opinion and the residents of Long Sutton do not want this development or any more large developments in Long Sutton.”

Parish councillors claim a change to the planning conditions agreed by the district council’s planning committee two weeks ago “was a way to water down” the environmental benefits of the plans.