81 Holbeach homes, Spalding protein extraction plant, Fleet farm building passed - Gedney gypsy site refused
Plans for 81 homes in Holbeach and a 'world first' protein extraction plant were passed by councillors last night.
Members of South Holland District Council's planning committee ruled on six plans last night.
At the South Holland Centre in Spalding, they decided to:
- Reject a part-retrospective application to turn agricultural land at The Orchards in Blazegate, Gedney into a five-pitch gypsy/traveller site. The land had been deemed a flood risk by the Environment Agency - and councillors also felt they had met the 'known need' for such pitches in the district.
- Pass 81 homes for land to the east of Chaffinch Way in Holbeach. Members were disappointed at the lack of affordable homes and the fact that developer Ashwood Homes 'played the viability card' to try to reduce its contribution to the community. They voted for a deal that will see nine affordable homes built, £404,337 paid for education and £54,460 to the NHS.
- Naylors Farms was given permission to build its 'world first' protein extraction facility in Rangell Gate. Councillors heard from neighbouring resident Tracy Wilkinson and vowed to add extra conditions to try to mitigate the impact on her and fellow nearby residents Councillors were also concerned at the thought of HGV drivers using Fulney Drove/Mill Drove North - which is in a poor state - to access the A16 from the site.
- Mill House Farm was given the green light to build a new agricultural produce store. The plan was controversial as it will impact on the nearby grade two listed Mill House - the owners of which had urged the councillors to turn the scheme down.
- The conversion of a barn into a new dwelling at Poplar Farm in Moor Gate and a change of use of the former Pop In Centre in Holbeach to a retail and coffee shop were both voted through.