So where is our fast broadband?

Image courtesy ChannelBiz UKLast January Paul Bimson, Regional Partnership Director, BT East Midlands, assured Kirkby on Bain Parish Councillor Simon Tydeman that: “Openreach are working to have all of the necessary engineering work completed and fibre cables installed and operational during Q3 of this year.” At the last Parish Council meeting I reported that engineers had been spotted in the village surveying for the new service, which raised a few hopes yet again, but by my reckoning Q3 (third quarter) ended yesterday.

So where is it Mr Bimson?
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Planning Decision: The Ranch, Kirkby Lane

The Parish Council has been advised that Mr. F. Jestin-Scholey has been granted full planning permission for a change of use of land for the keeping of horses including the erection of a detached building consisting of a stable, tack room and equipment store at The Ranch (Moor Holt) in Kirkby Lane, subject to conditions. For details, please download ELDC Decision document.        Continue reading

Parish Council meeting September 2018: Summary

Image courtesy axiomhaPlease note: This summary has been written from my personal notes, taken at the meeting. The official minutes, taken by the Clerk to the Council, are normally published on the Parish Council Website when approved by Councillors.

Four members of the public came along to this meeting, held in the School Hall last Thursday evening. Two of them raised issues at the public forum held before official business:

1. A resident who lives close to the main street tabled a letter she had received from Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department, containing statistical information regarding the problem of lorries passing through the village. She also pointed out that the impact of lorries passing through the village was caused not only by the numbers calculated by LCC, but also by their weights, which have tended to increase. Points also discussed included the danger to children crossing the main street to access the school field and the danger and damage caused by drivers illegally mounting verges and footways when two lorries needed to pass each other in the village. (See also agenda item below)

2. A resident who lives adjacent to the site of flooding at the intersection of Kirkby Lane and the main street voiced strongly held views regarding the source and nature of the flood water and the alleged failure of Lincolnshire Highways Department to address the problem He also alleged that the problem is caused by nearby construction work in Roughton Road. (See also agenda item below)

In her opening statement Acting Chairman Penny Stones welcomed our new Clerk, Sarah Kulwicki, and explained that Sam Midgley recently stood down as Chairman. She thanked him on behalf of the Council for all his good work in recent years. She also welcomed members of the public, Parish Councillors and ELDC Councillor Craig Leyland.

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Planning Decision: Millhouse, Roughton Road

The Parish Council has been notified that full planning permission has been granted to Spaceright Europe Limited to build a storage building in connection with the Millhouse manufacturing business in Roughton Road, Kirkby on Bain.

However, the applicant has been advised that building regulations would not be granted for the building in its present format/detail, due to Fire Safety Requirements, and that this could be resolved if the building is constructed in an alternative manner. This change may require an additional planning approval

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Parish Council Meeting: September 2018

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday September 6th 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!

 

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Planning application: Church Lane, Kirkby on Bain

East Lindsey District Council planning application reference S/094/01674/18 has been received by the Parish Council and is now being considered. Permission is sought to convert a derelict barn, build an extension to create a house with an attached double garage, build a house with an attached double garage, and construct vehicular access at GLEBE FARM, CHURCH LANE, KIRKBY ON BAIN 

If you wish to comment on this application, please visit this ELDC web page where you can view the associated documents and submit your comments online if you wish. Observations are requested no later than 01 September 2018.
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Road Closure: Kirkby Lane

The Parish council has been advised that Kirkby Lane is scheduled for temporary closure:

It will be necessary to impose a temporary restriction to all vehicular traffic on the road detailed below. Adequate arrangements will be made to enable pedestrians to access premises in the affected area while works progress.

 

REASON FOR CLOSURE:  Essential maintenance works

LOCATION:  Kirkby Lane (Main Street to B1191), Kirkby on Bain/Woodhall Spa

PERIOD OF CLOSURE:  10/9/2018 to 17/9/2018 (4 days in this period) Continue reading