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Outline permission for Cowbit homes granted after confirmation of no future for old Spalding to March rail line

Concerns about the loss of any future reinstatement of the rail line between Spalding and March if a Cowbit housing development were to go ahead were answered at Wednesday's meeting.

Councillors were told that there are no plans to reinstate the railway, now or in the future.

Lee Russell, agent for the developers of the site of up to 45 dwellings, which includes the re-alignment of Mill Drove, on two sites at the former Station Yard and Croft House, in Nursery Mill Drove, said that the development would not "cut off the link" to any future rail plans, as there were various developments which had already been built on the bed of the former rail line, which closed 30 years ago.

Coun James Astill said that although he had been one member who asked for a deferment of the application to consider the issue of the viability of the rail line, there was now no reason why the outline application should now not be approved.

The goods shed in Cowbit. (6219287)
The goods shed in Cowbit. (6219287)


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