East Lindsey

A developers’ latest attempt to impress councillors with an 89-home proposal in Horncastle could succeed next Thursday.

Officers at East Lindsey District Council are recommending approval of Gleeson Homes’ plans for land off Winceby Gardens to the authority’s planning committee.

A previous attempt by the developer for 97 homes on the site was refused in December 2019 after councillors said residents “deserved better” in terms of quality and design.

Residents feared the increased use of nearby roads as a “rat run”. An appeal against the decision was dismissed in July.

East Lindsey District Council’s planning committe refused a previous application in December 2019.

Gleeson Homes hopes the new plans will address a number of the concerns, with open spaces to the north providing a “buffer zone” with Banovallum Gardens and the new road layout being “pedestrian friendly”.

The new homes will include 24 two-bedroom, 58 three-bedroom and seven four-bedroom houses.

In a report before councillors, officers said the plans are considered acceptable and “would overcome” the concerns raised by the appeal inspector.

“With the reduction in housing numbers, the increased amount of open space and the changed layout, it is considered that the proposed housing estate would respond in a positive way to those estates around it and if approved would provide a sense of place that would harmonise with its surroundings,” they said.

Residents fear an increase in the road being used as a “rat run”.

Objections have been received from 15 nearby addresses. Those against the plans say it “doesn’t overcome the reasons for appeal dismissal”.

They say that despite reduction in the number of houses, the density of areas of the development has increased, that it doesn’t reflect the character of the area and doesn’t include  a “good sized play area” in the middle of the site.

Horncastle Town Council has also called for the plans to be refused again, though say they realise the town must grow.

They are backed by the Winceby Gardens Action group which says the development is “out of scale”.

A new food challenge in Horncastle is yet to be defeated.

Munch & Go is a food delivery service in Horncastle and has been running for over six years in the area, but this challenge is something completely new.

The Tiger Loaf challenge began on Saturday, August 8 and has so far had two people try, and fail, to beat it.

The challenge requires you to eat a monstrous tiger loaf sandwich which contains 10 sausages, 8 bacon rashers, 8 hash browns, 4 eggs and a tin and a half of baked beans.

Owner Andrew Eurich showing off the Tiger Loaf. Photo: Munch & Go Horncastle

It costs £20 to enter, and you have 45 minutes to eat the whole thing.

If you don’t finish it, you get to take the rest away and eat it later, but if you win you get the meal free.

That’s a LOT of food for just one sandwich. Photo: Munch & Go Horncastle

There is also a £50 cash prize for the first person who can complete the challenge.

Owner Andrew Eurich told Lincolnshire Reporter that there has been plenty of interest in the challenge.

“The interest is growing, we’ve had three people ask to do the challenge after seeing the posts on Facebook.

“I’m going to contact a few competitive eaters to try and get them to take it on.”

If you think you can take on the Tiger Loaf challenge, send Munch & Go a message on Facebook, or call them on 07510 300769.

Lincoln Magistrates Court approved the eviction of four people from three flats in the Bull Ring in Horncastle after reports of damaging property.

Properties 5B, 5C and 5D on Bull Ring, Horncastle have been cleared after reports of anti-social behaviour and disorder, including smashing glass and throwing things.

Flat 5B was issued a three month closure notice by the court on July 21, with a man and a woman being evicted that night.

Flats 5C and 5D were given two month closure notices on August 5, a man from each residence was escorted from the property, Lincolnshire Police said.

The flats have now been temporarily boarded up. This means it is now a criminal offence for anybody other than the landlord, or someone carrying out repairs for the landlord, to enter these flats.

Inspector Sarah Constantine for the Wolds said: “My team and I recognise and understand that there has been concern in the community about how the police have been able to deal with those involved in this anti-social behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“A great deal of work has gone into this very difficult case by all involved including our partner agencies and the public who supported us to achieve this outcome.”

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