Yesterday’s video update from East Lindsey District Council Chief Executive Stuart Davy:
For all updates, visit the ELDC incident web page
Thanks to Councillor William Gray for this report on yesterday’s mustard gas incident public meeting at the Petwood Hotel, where by all accounts it was standing room only:
“There was a thorough briefing on ‘Police Operation Saddleback’. 22 agencies have been involved. 14 ammunition boxes of have been recovered from Kirkby Woods. 13 boxes contained mustard gas bombs. These are now being destroyed safely away from the site.
10 gas canisters have been recovered from a lake in Stixwould. They had not leaked and therefore the lake has not been contaminated. 3 people have been arrested and are on bail.
A small area of land in the woods has been contaminated and decontamination will now take place. East Lindsey District Council will oversee this operation with the assistance of professionals. Kirkby Lane will remain closed at present and the site will be fenced to prevent access. Continue reading
There will be a meeting held at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa on the evening of Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 6.30pm, to update the community in regard to the recent discovery of Mustard Gas in woodland off Kirkby Lane. The meeting is primarily aimed at those living in close proximity to the woodland. At the meeting the Army, Police and District Council will all provide updates and details of next steps in addressing the issue of contaminated land. There will also be the chance for the community to ask questions. We have launched a webpage to keep the community informed as work progresses on site.
Chief Executive, East Lindsey District Council
An outline planning application to build 4 houses with detached single garages (with means of access and layout to be considered) on LAND EAST OF ROUGHTON ROAD, KIRKBY ON BAIN, WOODHALL SPA has been passed to Parish Council and is now being considered.The application reference number is S/094/01553/17
A planning application to build another agricultural storage building on LAND OPPOSITE REDDINGS, KIRKBY LANE, KIRKBY ON BAIN, has been passed to Parish Council and is now being considered. This application seeks permission to add a second store next to the one for which permission was granted in March this year despite concerns about road safety expressed by the Parish Council. The application reference number is S/094/01594/17 Continue reading
From East Lindsey District Council:
Application reference S/094/01113/17 has been received and is now being considered. Your observations are requested no later than 30 July 2017. Planning Permission – First floor extension to existing garage building to provide a self contained annexe with balcony. BROOKSIDE, KIRKBY LANE, KIRKBY ON BAIN, WOODHALL SPA, LN10 6YY
Kirkby on Bain Parish Councillors have been informed by East Lindsey District Council Licensing Section that the organisers of Equinox Festival have applied for a premises licence at a new location near Grimsby. After years of dogged opposition to noisy music festivals held at Scholey Park, this news was welcomed by Councillors representing the concerns of village residents adversely affected by noise nuisance.
Chairman of the Council Sam Midgley commented: “To all those involved over the past few years and the hard work put in by you and all the others, for your perseverance I salute you all and thank you.”