Contamination warning for Residential Home

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The developer of an extension for Greenacres Residential Home in Caistor has been warned the site may be contaminated and he could well become liable.

West Lindsey District Council has granted planning permission to applicant Alan Sheppardson to build a rear extension to the home at 17-19 Grimsby Road and convert a flat into care home accommodation. Two part-time jobs would be created from the extension.

A WLDC report said Caistor Town Council did not oppose the scheme and neighbouring residents and councillors did not comment either.

However, the report said the site appears to have had formerly had land use associated with haulage and is within 250m of an area of potentially contaminative use.

“The applicant should be advised that if the development, as proposed, is likely to give rise to “statutory contaminated land” and as “developer and/or owner of the site, he or she would have a legal liability.”

The council advised the developer seek advice from a guidance document “Developing Contaminated Land Within Lincolnshire” on potential implications from Contaminated Land Legislation.

However, a further council report said the proposal would not harm the character of the surrounding area and was in a sustainable location close to Caistor town centre.