Saturday, 27 May 2017

Sowerby Homes - Nocton Park

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I refer to my last report about surfacing work taking place in Nocton Park. I am now pleased to report that Holly Close has received its top surface, completing Phase 3 of the development.

Plate 1 - View into Holly Close
Wegberg Road however still requires completion.

Plate 2 - View towards Wegberg Rd
This may somehow be related to the submission of an appeal against the latest refusal of planning permission for Plot 72A. If the appeal is successful, there will be building work taking place at the junction of Steamerpoint Rd and Wegberg Rd, which could damage any new road surface.

That said, it will be interesting to see how the independent Planning Inspector considers the submissions by North Kesteven District Council and Peter Sowerby on appeal, especially since:
  • The Central Lincolnshire Local Plan was adopted by the Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Planning Committee (CLJSPC) on 24 April 2017
  • The Nocton & Potterhanworth Neighbourhood Plan is very close to adoption, going to Referendum on 8th June 2017
I think it is likely these two documents will have a material influence over whether or not the appeal will be successful.

Finally, I have noticed work has commenced to clear the compound at the entrance to Nocton Park Road, which is to be welcomed.

Plate 3 - Clearing the compound
The land known as Plot 72A is also being tidied. Bearing in mind the Planning Inspector may visit the development site in consideration of the appeal, perhaps this is a wise decision by the developer.

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