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Ashwood Homes can built 47 more homes next to Crowland Cranes site

A further 47 homes can be built by Ashwood Homes on a site adjacent to Crowland Cranes.

South Holland District Council's planning committee unanimously approved the full application for the homes and associated garages at the site off Crease Drove.

The scheme is a mirror image of the application approved last month by the committee.

Coun Jim Astill, standing in for Coun Laura Eldridge, noted that improvements asked for and included in the previous similar application had also been included in the application being considered.

He also commented that while it was pleasing the parish council is receiving £122,633 in section 106 monies from developer Ashwood Homes, he found it "disappointing we are not sharing things out evenly".

The homes site adjacent to Crowland Cranes.
The homes site adjacent to Crowland Cranes.

The money will be put towards “open space and recreational provision for the children of Crowland". The majority of the secondary education sum requested by the county council (£14,734) is to be re-directed to the parish council, as it would otherwise be spent at The Deepings School, which is outside South Holland, in South Kesteven.

Crowland councillor Coun Bryan Alcock acknowledged that his wish to see air conditioning in the homes with bedrooms facing onto the Crowland Cranes site was probably "a step too far" and was concerned that the landscaping would be carried out correctly.

However, Coun Rodney Grocock was clearly done with the debate on the 'mirror image' application, declaring: "We flogged the dead horse last time", before moving its approval.

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