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CROWLAND PARISH COUNCIL: Concerns about homes plan

Plans to build three homes on a side road in Crowland have raised concerns for parish councillors.

The scheme to build new, three-storey homes in Barbers Drove South follows a successful planning appeal in July 2012 when an application to build two homes was rejected by South Holland District Council.

However, the decision was overturned by a planning inspector.

A number of residents met with parish councillors to argue that the planned homes would be out of keeping with theirs.

They also raised the poor state of Barbers Drove South itself which parish councillors considered, along with the successful planning appeal.

Coun David Kempton, chairman of the planning committee, said: “There’s a little bit of ribbon development along Barbers Drove South, in terms of bungalows.

“This is an application to build on another bit of land where it is proposed to put three, three-storey developments which would be out of scale to what is already there.

“In addition, the access road to these properties is in a poor condition and we would strongly recommend that plans are put forward to improve the road condition prior to any building work taking place.”

Meanwhile, parish councillors are continuing efforts to find out more about the availability of land in the town for redevelopment.

Interest in an area of land off Ambury Gardens, where a housing estate was built in the 1970s, is still strong.

But parish councillors are trying to trace the land’s original owners before going ahead with work to turn it into extra green space.


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