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Plans for village hall in Deeping St Nicholas remain intact

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Plans for a long-awaited village hall remain intact despite a change in the developer in charge.

A village hall was planned to be constructed when 50% of homes at a new development on Home Farm, Deeping St Nicholas, had been built.

However, the land has been sold the land to Allison Homes - but Section 106 agreements should mean plans remain the same.

Andy Croyle (right) is confident a village hall will still be constructed
Andy Croyle (right) is confident a village hall will still be constructed

Section 106 funding is made up of contributions from developers which go towards the costs of providing community and social infrastructure.

Plans announced earlier this year also stated that an additional classroom would be built at the village’s primary school.

Andy Croyle, who is secretary of the Deeping St Nicholas Village Hall charity and sits on the parish council, believes work will continue as planned - with the possibility of some minor alterations being made.

“Assuming all goes to plan, Allison Homes will now be developing it,” he said.

“Members of the village hall committee have met with Allison, but it was an introductory meeting. Obviously nothing was decided - it was just to meet each other.”

Coun Croyle said that it is still too early to put a timeframe on possible start and end dates for the village hall.

He previously listed a number of potential groups which could potentially make use of the new facilities, including the Alzheimer’s Society, mobile libraries and post offices.

He added: “I have the impression they would like to move quite quickly - as indeed will we, but it’s far too early to start talking about dates.”

We approached Allison Homes asking for confirmation that they will honour the village hall plans, but the firm was unable to provide a comment in time for our press deadline.

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