Not enough provision for cyclists in Spalding

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A Spalding action group is objecting to an area marked for development in the town because it says there is not enough cycling provision.

PEDALS is preparing to oppose the building of 5,000 new homes on the north side of the Vernatts Drain, together with a new ring road around the west side of Spalding.

The development is outlined in a joint Local Plan prepared by South Holland District Council and Boston Borough Council to influence where housing, employment, retail and other types of development can take place over the next 20 years.

Among the comments made by PEDALS is that, in spite of the flat character of the landscape, the Plan fails to highlight how the area is highly suitable for the sustainable transport of cycling; the report has scant regard for what will be the gradual increase of pedal power; and a pavement and cycle way will be needed from the developments across the ring road.

Residents have until Friday, June 28, to view the Local Plan at South Holland District Council offices in Priory Road.

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