Caistor haulage firm’s new Whitegate Hill homes plan

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A long established family haulage firm in Caistor has changed its plans for eight homes on its current site at Whitegate Hill.

HC Wright & Sons won outline approval from West Lindsey District Council for the brownfield development last October.

However, the company has submitted a revised proposal for the commercial haulage yard. If approved, the project would see the relocation of the haulage business which has operated from the site for more than 100 years.

“The access position (from the B1225 to the development) has been moved to get better sight lines. It will improve visibility on the main road,” said planning agent Kate Kelly.

The application says the haulage firm currently has five vehicles, with two employed and three self-employed drivers within their staff.

“They are relocating their current business, which would mean that the buildings and external space associated with the business would become unused. The site is currently on the open market and has to date not received any offers,” it said.

Such buildings would be demolished but the old Mill on the site has approval for extension and conversion to a dwelling.

Owner Jon Wright was unavailable for comment, but he has previously described the current site, with buildings “falling-to-bits” as an ‘eyesore.’