Crowland Parish Council works to tidy up land on housing estate

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Crowland Parish Council has responded to public interest by tidying up an area of land near housing built in the 1970s.

At the council’s March parish meeting, it was revealed that “eight trolley loads of vegetation” had been removed from land in Ambury Gardens, off the B1040 Postland Road.

Our workers have been in and removed eight trolley loads of vegetation which has made a vast difference to that area of land

Coun Reg Boot, Chairman of Farms and Gardens Committee, Crowland Parish Council

Coun Reg Boot, chairman of the council’s Farms and Gardens Committee, said: “There was one complication in that there was an oil tank and a pipeline through all 57 developments when they completed in the early 1970s.

“For whatever reason, the tank system became redundant and was therefore removed.

“Then our workers have been in and removed eight trolley loads of vegetation which has made a vast difference to that area of land.”

However, Coun Boot confirmed that work was still needed on 11 conifer trees at the site and ownership of the land had still to be established.

He said: “In some cases, we’ve found out that the council has been responsible for maintaining the land after looking at old documents held by the parish council.

“But it’s not uncommon for developers to finish projects and end up with small parcels of land which are then signed over to the council.”