Parish council opposes Damgate

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A plan to build 195 new homes near the border of Holbeach and Fleet are being opposed by both parish councils.

Members of Fleet Parish Council followed their counterparts in Holbeach by voting against plans by King Brothers (Butchers) of Holbeach to build a range of one to five-bedroom homes in Damgate, Holbeach.

Parish councillors in Holbeach came out against the plans at a specially-called meeting last month at which it was claimed that the new development would effectively mean a merging of the two parishes merge.

Coun Valery Gemmell, chairman of Fleet Parish Council whose members met on Monday to discuss the plans, said: “Councillors were in total agreement with the points raised by Holbeach Parish Council regarding access to the site on a road that is totally unsuitable, parish boundaries and town infrastructure. Residents of Fleet also have evidence and practical experience of flooding in the area.”

King Bros (Butchers) claimed the homes “will make full and effective use of under-utilised land and provide a meaningful contribution towards housing needs within Holbeach.”