Village split over proposed development

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Residents in Wragby have expressed their concerns over a proposed development off Horncastle Road that will see 42 houses built there.

The plot of land adjacent to Bridle Way is subject to an application from HR Bourn & Sons, a company based in West Barkwith.

It is proposed that disused railway buildings on the 1.75 hectare site will be demolished and the houses built.

Residents are concerned that the field where the development will take place is at risk of flooding and provisions in the town will be stretched if the development goes ahead.

One homeowner told the News: “We feel as though the council are trying to force it through.

“We were only made aware of the development when a notice went up on a Friday, three days before a Parish meeting.

“Everyone I have spoken to is completely against it.”

Concerns have also been raised regarding a lack of spaces at Wragby Primary School, but acting headteacher Rachel Osgodby told the News: “The school is not currently at capacity and some of our classes are under-subscribed.

“We are aware of these proposed developments and we have been in conversation with the relevant people so we know what to do.”

Sally Wood, Nurse Consultant and Partner at Wragby Surgery, said: “The surgery is in a position where we could accept new patients. We could take more, providing we receive funding through our dispensary.”

Parish councillor Vic Nash said: “We are completely against it, there are too many developments planned for Wragby.”

The Historic Environment Officer for Lincolnshire County Council has suggested that the application be withdrawn until there is sufficient information to make a recommendation due to a large density of Roman artefacts on the site.