Woodhall Spa residents win fight over site exit route

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Residents on an estate in Woodhall Spa are celebrating after winning a planning battle over an exit route for vehicles from a new housing development.

Longhurst and Haelock Homes secured planning permission from East Lindsey District Council earlier in the year for 12 additional bungalows on land adjacent to Dornoch Close.

There were several conditions attached to the permission - including one restricting access for construction vehicles.

Planners ruled vehicles could enter the site via Turnberry Drive but would have to leave via Green Lane.

The building company challenged that decision, claiming Green Lane unsuitable for HGV’s because it is too narrow.

The company argued a hedge would have to be cut down to allow access to Green Lane and the route would involve driving over main drains.

However, parish councillor Roger Webb assured planners that Green Lane could accommodate lorries. He also said it was a much better exit route than Turnberry Drive which forms part of the estate.

Coun Webb said: “Residents are concerned about HGV’s running up and down what is busy residential road.”

ELDC’s planning committee backed Coun Webb and ‘rubber stamped’ the use of Green Lane as the exit route.