Town Council backs church plan in Horncastle

Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children  Start of Life
Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Children  Start of Life

Plans to replace a section of the roof at Horncastle’s historic St Mary’s Church have been backed by the Town Council.

Church officials have secured Government funding of £83,000 to replace copper roofing on the north aisle with lead.

The church has submitted an application to East Lindsey District Council.

The Town Council’s planning committee gave its unanimous backing following a meeting last week.

It is expected work will start next Spring, subject to final permission from ELDC.

The committee delayed a decision on proposals to fell one yew tree and ‘crown’ another in the church yard.

Committee members said they wanted more information while Coun Rose Williams said yew trees ‘belonged’ in church yards and questioned whether the felling was necessary.

The committee did back plans to build two new bungalows on Baggaley Drive .

Committee members were told work on the bungalows started several years ago but ELDC’s enforcement officers had ruled a new application was required.

Coun Williams said the site was often used as a litter dump.