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LONG SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL: Objections to mixed use development

Plans to create a holiday cottage, caravan and fishing park near McDonalds Restaurant in Long Sutton have been opposed by parish councillors.

Applicants from Foreman's Bridge Caravan Park want to use land off Vicarage Lane to build more than 20 holiday cottages, along with a caravan sales area and fishing lake.

But parish councillors believe that access to the site off Vicarage Lane would be a problem due to heavy traffic at takeaways and service stations in the area.

A statement from the applicants said: "The site, at present, is an underutilised parcel of grassland which has been used for occasional car boot sales.

"The proposal constitutes a rural enterprise which will bring significant economic benefits to the area and would provide a tourist/leisure facility well-related to the highway network.

But parish council chairman Coun Richard King said: "Access to the site would be a problem due to its location near McDonald's.

"Cars park on either side of the road, making it dangerous to walk there due to the traffic.

"As well as the road safety issues, the council feels it is also out of keeping with the general area."

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