SO Festival ‘snub’ for inland communities

March 23, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

East Lindsey District Council has come under fire for not doing more to ensure the popular SO Festival continues to benefit inland towns and villages. The Festival had become a popular event across the district with towns like Horncastle, Louth and Alford staging events, alongside coastal resorts. But Adam Grist, ELDC’s Portfolio Holder for Market Towns and the Rural Economy, has confirmed that the festival will only be held in coastal towns. He said no […]

Fury over proposed Traveller and Gypsy sites in East Lindsey

April 15, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Fury has erupted over a list of eight locations identified by East Lindsey District Council as potentially suitable for encampments of Travellers and Gypsies. Councillors and members of the public expressed dismay when it was released at a meeting of the Council’s planning policy committee on Thursday (April 15). “This is so poor it’s unbelievable”, fumed Councillor Jill-Makinson-Sanders. “The council is shooting itself in the foot. “It is totally irresponsible to set hares running – […]

Council defends delay over planning document – saying it is ‘vital’ to get it right

June 30, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

A key planning document, which will effectively control future housing development throughout East Lindsey, is unlikely to come into force for at least another 12 months. East Lindsey District Council has confirmed it does not expect to submit it’s draft Local Plan for Government approval until next year. Key elements of the plan will include identifying sites for housing and the minimum number of homes to be built over the next 15 years. Once adopted, […]