Horncastle Town Council is urged to bid for 106 cash

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Councillors in Horncastle have been urged to hold meetings with developers to secure vital funding to improve the town’s infra-structure.

The message came from Councillor Craig Leyland, portfolio holder for Economic Regeneration at East Lindsey District Council.

He said it is important the council speaks to developers as soon as possible about requests for Section 106 funding.

Section 106 agreements are aimed at boosting services in areas where major developments are taking place.

Developers can be ordered to pay for improvements to services like health and education as part of any planning permission.

Coun Leyland said requests for 106’s could still be made, even when councils oppose developments.

However, he warned requests had to relate to specific developments.

His comments come amid major concerns the town’s infrastructure will not cope with hundreds of new homes being proposed.