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Spalding Western Relief Road: Bourne Road homes safe for now




Months of worry for residents of Spalding's Bourne Road ended this morning as the county council veered away from its proposal to demolish nine homes.

The council highways and transport scrutiny committee voted unanimously to take the middle section of Spalding Western Relief Road through an industrial site in Bourne Road - occupied by Trojan Wood - instead of demolishing homes.

The final decision rests with the county council's ruling executive on January 7.

Frank and Catherine Roberts outside the home they feared would be demolished
Frank and Catherine Roberts outside the home they feared would be demolished

Bourne Road resident Catherine Roberts spoke at this morning's council meeting in Lincoln - and made a last ditch plea for the residents to be allowed to keep their homes.

After the meeting, Catherine said: "I feel elated with the decision as long as they stick to it.

"I feel elated for everybody, all of the residents who were threatened with demolition."

Speaking about the committee, Catherine said: "There is no doubt about it, they 'got' where we were coming from. They listened to what we had got to say - Richard Davies (executive member for highways) was very magnanimous about it all.

"We could not have asked for anything better."

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