Legal action on cards?

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Parish councillors in Long Sutton may take the district council to judicial review after it weakened the eco credentials of homes due to be built on the former Butterfly and Wildlife Park.

The parish council is seeking legal advice before deciding whether to go to court over South Holland’s latest planning committee decision on the site.

A press statement on behalf of all the parish councillors says: “They wish to assure the scores of parishioners who vociferously objected to the original planning application for 87 eco homes on the site of the former Butterfly Park that they are continuing to act on their behalf in relation to this matter.”

The statement lists the parish council’s previous objections – including the planning committee accepting the findings of a highways report that was three years out of date – and says the district planners refuse consent for children’s play equipment while gladly approving large developments “that have a detrimental effect on the quality of life for the residents”. The parish is worried the development’s eco status will be further weakened.