Planners say yes to Jehovah’s Witnesses


Planners at East Lindsey District Council have given the go-ahead for a new place of worship for Jehovah’s Witnesses in Horncastle.

The single storey structure will be built on land opposite White House Farm off Boston Road.

The decision has brought a cautious welcome from residents.

Stephen Turner, who lives on Boston Road, said he had no objection to the building but was concerned about extra traffic.

He said: “It is already very busy with a petrol station, the industrial estate and a retail outlet.

“There are a lot of lorries.

“Now, there’s going to be another access road. It is worrying but I’d rather have this than 100 new houses.”

Planners says a landscaping scheme must be carried out within six months of construction starting.

They have also called for more details about surface water drainage and stated any external illumination of buildings will need written approval.

No hedgerow clearance can take place between March 1 and the end of July to protect nesting birds.

The access road must be a minimum five metres 
wide to satisfy safety regulations.