Gainsborough

Gainsborough Trinity’s unbeaten home start to the Pitching In Northern Premier League campaign came to an abrupt end on Saturday evening as Witton Albion ran out 3-1 winners on a warm Autumn afternoon on the Northolme.

Despite taking an early lead, the Holy Blues were undone by three defensive errors, with the visitors clinical in taking the chances presented to them to head back to Cheshire with all three points.

Curtis Woodhouse made just the one change to the side that had beaten Whitby Town 5-1 in the side’s previous outing.

Gainsborough only had one goal to celebrate against Witton Albion. | Photo: KLS Photography

AJ Greaves coming back into the starting line-up, replacing Martyn Woolford, who dropped to the bench. Alex Wiles was named amongst the substitutes, having recovered from his muscle injury picked up in the FA Cup defeat to AFC Mansfield.

Match report by Rob Hughes – read the full report here.

The body of a 36-year-old man was found at a property in Gainsborough on Monday, but police said there are no suspicious circumstances.

Lincolnshire Police and an ambulance attended the scene on Ropery Road at 4.35pm on October 5 after reports of concern for the occupant.

A file has been passed onto the coroner.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “We had been called to a house following concern for the occupant.

“We found the body of a man, aged 36 years, in the house.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and a file has been passed to the coroner.”

Outline plans for 750 new homes in Gainsborough have been given the go ahead.

Thonock and Somerby Estates’ plans for land north east of the Highfields roundabout with Corringham Road was approved by officers at a delegated level at West Lindsey District Council.

The site is allocated under the adopted Central Lincolnshire Local Plan as part of a Sustainable Urban Extension Allocation for the Gainsborough Northern Neighbourhood SUE, where a total of 129 hectares of land is earmarked for 2,500 homes.

The homes will be a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom homes and will be accessed from Sweyn Lane.

It will also include open spaces and sports pitches.

The approval is subject to any Section 106 agreements including £474,375 towards health and £1.6million towards primary school provision.

In response to the plans Gainsborough Town Council said the development was in line with the local plan but called for more engagement with the authority.

Corringham Parish Council however objected to the plans saying they felt consultation was misleading and raising concerns over the number of houses included in the masterplan for the area.

Concerns were also raised about the impact on nearby roads and infrastructure such as health and school facilities.

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