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GOSBERTON PARISH COUNCIL: Concerns over plan for new bungalow

Plans for a three-bedroom bungalow in Gosberton have been opposed by villagers and parish councillors.

An application by Neil English for a new chalet bungalow in Bowgate has been described as a potential "overdevelopment" of the site.

Other objections, including concerns about sewage management and a loss of privacy for neighbours, where outlined in a statement from Gosberton Parish Council.

A number of villagers turned up for the parish council's annual meeting last Monday to speak against the plans.

In its statement to South Holland District Council's planning department, the parish council said: "The property would not be in keeping with the surrounding area.

South Holland District Council, Spalding. Photo: SG290114-223NG. (2227301)
South Holland District Council, Spalding. Photo: SG290114-223NG. (2227301)

"It would also be an overdevelopment of the current plot, cause an increase in street parking and end up overlooking neighbouring properties.

"Additionally, there is currently a Freedom of Information (FOI) request outstanding which was submitted to Anglian Water regarding the drainage system and frequently blocked drains.

"Gosberton Parish Council requests that a decision on this planning application is delayed until a response this FOI request has been received and submitted to South Holland District Council."

. Parish councillors have agreed a £2,400 investment to try and cut speeding in Gosberton.

A new interactive speed device has been ordered a year on from last year’s annual meeting when councillors learned that more than 100 drivers had ignored High Street’s 30mph limit over a four-week period.

Coun Sue Thorley, parish council charman, said: “We’ve made enquiries to see if the police can bring a speed van but, until then, we’ll be monitoring things.”

. Ambitions to improve Gosberton’s playing field have been confirmed with an order for a new gate costing more than £500.

The addition of a self-closing gate for the play area close to Gosberton Academy, in High Street, was confirmed in addition to plans by Gosberton and District Community Action Team (GCAT) has plans to improve the play area.

Meanwhile, Gosberton War Memorial, at the junction of High Street and Mill Lane, will look close to its best in time for commemorations marking the end of World War I.

Parish councillors were told that an anonymous donor had come forward to pay the cost of having the war memorial cleaned in time for Remembrance Sunday on Sunday, November 11.

. The yearly check on sites and services managed by the parish council is to take place on Monday, June 11.

St Peter and St Paul's Church, Gosberton. Photo by Paul Marsh. SG020617-003PM. (2227557)
St Peter and St Paul's Church, Gosberton. Photo by Paul Marsh. SG020617-003PM. (2227557)

St Peter and St Paul’s Churchyard, Gosberton, and Marjoram Hall, Gosberton Risegate, as well as St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church, Gosberton Clough, and at least 70 acres’ worth of allotments are among the sites which could be inspected.


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