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Crowland homes plan could bring £450,000 to town surgery and primary school, says report




More than £450,000 worth of new investment for education and health services in Crowland could come from a planned 108-home development in the town.

A decision on plans to build a range of one to four-bedroom homes on more than eight acres of land off Crease Drove is expected tomorrow.

South Holland District Council's planning committee will consider a report which recommends approval of the development by Spalding-based Ashwood Homes, despite objections over the loss of a "buffer zone" between residential and industrial sites in Crowland.

Plans to build more than 100 new homes on land off Crease Drove, Crowland, have been recommended for approval by South Holland District Council.
Plans to build more than 100 new homes on land off Crease Drove, Crowland, have been recommended for approval by South Holland District Council.

According to the report for the planning committee, nearly £72,000 would be contributed towards the expansion of Abbeyview Surgery.

In addition, nearly £385,000 would be provided for South View Community Primary School and The Deepings School, the nearest secondary school to Crowland.

More than 20 residents have raised objections about the plans, claiming it would represent an "overdevelopment" of the site.

The same concerns were also raised by South Holland and the Deepings MP, Sir John Hayes, who wrote a letter of objection to the district council.

An artist's impression of the planned housing development off Crease Drove, Crowland.Photo supplied.
An artist's impression of the planned housing development off Crease Drove, Crowland.Photo supplied.

Sir John said: "I have no doubt that, if permission is granted, residents of the new properties will inevitably complain about noise and traffic movements by their industrial neighbours.

"This could then have a detrimental impact on those businesses, maybe even forcing them to change their working practices."

An artist's impression of one of the new homes to be built in Crowland.Photo supplied. (12720744)
An artist's impression of one of the new homes to be built in Crowland.Photo supplied. (12720744)

A statement from Ashwood Homes described the development as a "attractive scheme providing a secure environment for future residents" and one based on discussions with the district council's own planning officers.

The planning committee's report said: "It is considered that this application represent an acceptablewould not have a material detrimental impact on the existing community."

An artist's impression of one of the new homes to be built in Crowland.Photo supplied. (12720761)
An artist's impression of one of the new homes to be built in Crowland.Photo supplied. (12720761)

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