Planning Permission granted

Full planning permission has been granted to build a house with integral double garage on land adjacent to Kirkby Manor, Kirkby Lane, LN10 6YY. The application reference number is S/094/02174/17

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Broadband update

Following the Parish Council meeting last week, Councillor Tydeman has shared some interesting news from Paul Bimson, Regional Partnership Director, BT East Midlands:

“Following the initial planning process needed to determine the most viable solution for the village to enable premises to receive superfast speeds via fibre broadband, the selected technology now being planned for deployment is Fibre to the Premises (FTTP).  FTTP is capable of Ultrafast speeds (up to 330Mbps currently but the technology is capable of going much faster.)  Deploying FTTP is complex.  Openreach are working to have all of the necessary engineering work completed and fibre cables installed and operational during Q3 of this year.  To provision FTTP to the village this will also require a key upgrade of the technology located in the serving exchange, hence the extended timescale.”

I understand that this news is unrelated to the Community Fibre Partnership Scheme which I wrote about recently, promoted by a different BT Excecutive, Glenn Fendall.

More about FTTP (BT)
Even more about FTTP!
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Parish Council meeting January 2018

The next Meeting of the Council will be held on Thursday
January 4 in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.
As usual we will start with a public forum so if you would like to discuss any local matter you are concerned about, please do come along and have your say! You can download relevant documents from the Parish Council website: Continue reading

Planning application: Gramping Site

From East Lindsey District Council:

Application reference S/094/01925/17 has been received and is now being considered. Your observations are requested no later than 05 January 2018. Planning Permission – Change of use of land to site 6 bell tents to form a Gramping site. Construction of an internal vehicular access road and parking on the site of existing barn and garage which are to be demolished. BRACKENSIDE STABLES, KIRKBY LANE, KIRKBY ON BAIN, WOODHALL SPA, LN10 6YY

Please visit our website where you can view the details of the application and then submit your comments online. Please use the following link:- Online Planning

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Heale Farm Planning Decision

Despite objections by the Parish Council, neighbours and others, East Lindsey District Council has granted Anthony Dawson (Builder), 18 High Street, Eagle, Lincoln LN6 9DH full planning permission to carry out works at Heale Farm, Wellsyke Lane, Kirkby on Bain, subject to 10 conditions. The permission is for the erection of two replacement poultry sheds with stacks, 4 biomass rooms and 4 silos on the site of 6 existing poultry sheds which are to be demolished, and regularisation of chimney stacks. (works already started). Continue reading

Parish Council Website

Following  a recent review of this website and discussions regarding the legal requirement to publicise all Kirkby on Bain Parish Council activities, Councillors recently agreed to set up a new Parish Council website which you can access directly or from this site’s home page. The new website is administered by our Parish Clerk, and it is now live. Continue reading

Broadband update: Community Fibre Partnerships

Over the last few weeks John Dudley and I have been exploring this relatively new Openreach scheme which applies only to those who live and work in “remote” areas who cannot access the internet by fibre optical cable and who are not on an existing fast broadband rollout. We now appear to be in that category.

Put simply, the idea is that internet users in such areas should raise part of the initial costs of laying a fibre cable to the nearest telephone cabinet themselves. In our case this would mean a share of the costs of laying a cable from the nearest fibre-enabled cabinet at the Woodhall Spa end of Kirkby Lane to our local cabinet opposite the Ebrington Arms, plus the necessary electronic equipment to handle the data.

Frankly, we are sceptical. We have studied the details and asked ourselves some basic questions: Continue reading