Wragby News

Wragby News EMN-140904-092005001
Wragby News EMN-140904-092005001

The Town Hall was full to capacity for the annual parish meeting.

David Loveday, manager for Development Control at East Lindsey District Council, spoke about planning issues.

When questioned about a proposed development in Wragby, he explained he was unable to comment on the actual application, but stressed letters of objections from residents would be taken into account and suggested concerned residents should make sure their local district councillor was aware of any issues.

Another resident asked about a Section 106 and whether it could be utilised for funding to save the local library.

Mr Loveday explained that at present, ELDC only used Section 106s for the provision of social housing but said it was changing policy.

Library volunteers were advised to make contact with the County Council with any requests for funding which could be directed to ELDC.

There was also a presentation by Matt Wilkinson from the Lincolnshire Co-operative, who spoke about how the Co-op works and supports local communities.

Gary Winterton, representing the Witham Internal Drainage Board, also gave a very interesting presentation on the Wragby area, explaining the responsibility for maintaining hedges and dykes.

Future development of the Millbrook Business Park was covered by Guy Longley, who revealed details of a “mixed use scheme” of 100 houses, light industry, a day nursery,a sports field, offices and a park and ride scheme.

This brought a lot of questions about traffic problems on the already congested A158.

The plans have now gone through and been accepted.

Before the interval, Wragby Handbell Ringers gave a brief performance, with chairman Bob Bailey thanking the Parish Council for their donation, which they will use to buy drapes to go over the music stands when performing.

Coun George Roper presented responses from the parish plan questionnaire.

Of the 900 questionnaires sent out, only 200 were returned, with none from local businesses.

As he went through the findings, it became apparent the general public at the meeting were more concerned about the developments proposed for Wragby.

This, they said, would put more strain on the roads 
already unable to cope with the through traffic.

They added they were unable to get out of side roads onto the A158, either by car or to walk across the road to the bus stop.

The Headmistress from Wragby Primary School expressed her concern, with the school being between the A158 and A157, with no crossing provision.

The poor state of footpaths in Wragby was also raised, but it was said it all comes down to finance.