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Long Sutton resident’s bid to increase garden is turned down by councillors





A bid to turn agricultural land into a garden has been refused by councillors.

South Holland District Council’s planning committee had turned down Mrs A Hoey’s bid to add the field into her property on Seagate Road, Long Sutton.

Agent Sharna Jackson told Wednesday’s meeting that the applicant had taken on board comments when her bid had previously went before the committee by adding bunding,fencing and landscaping.

The land is to the rear of the property in Seagate Road, Long Sutton Photo: Google
The land is to the rear of the property in Seagate Road, Long Sutton Photo: Google

She also stated that the increased garden was to support the applicant’s well being.

However her arguments did not sway the committee, which had concerns about the caravan which is currently on the site and is being lived in.

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While Coun Allan Beal said he could not support the officer’s recommendation to approve the application as there was a difference between a caravan and a mobile home.

Chairman of the committee Coun James Avery, who referred to Coun Brewis as Pope John Paul afterward, said: “I feel if we approve this it ticks a box on a road map that leads to a planning permission for a second building. It is located in the countryside and that is not sustainable.

“I would move that we refuse.”




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