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Plan shows outline housing proposal for Horncastle

Housing development proposal in Horncastle Credit: Gladman Developments

This map shows the site of the proposed new housing development in Horncastle. Within the red border up to 350 homes would be built in the yellow shaded areas. Landscaping would surround some roads (orange dotted lines) and a public right of way (yellow dotted line). A play area is also planned.

The land on Langton Hill is currently used for arable farming and is adjacent to other housing developments on Osborne Way, Baggaley Drive and Langton Hill.

Campaigners oppose new homes development in Horncastle

Campaigners in the Lincolnshire market town of Horncastle are forming a group to oppose plans to put 350 new homes on a hill in the town. Members of the new Save Langton Hill group say the proposal is too big and would dominate the landscape of the town and its surrounding area.

Gladman Developments have drawn up an outline proposal for the site, which was shown off at a public exhibition last week. No formal planning application has yet been submitted but some residents say they are planning a leaflet drop to persuade those living nearby to object to the development.


Flood update - in recovery

Lincolnshire’s flood emergency response has entered its recovery phase.

Thursday’s freak weather brought heavy rainfall and even a tornado to Lincolnshire, resulting in flash floods, traffic accidents and road closures. Around 100 properties were damaged.

The highest level of rainfall was in Keelby, which had 63mm in around an hour.

One flood alert remains in place for the east and west fens, north of Boston, but the weather forecast shows further incidents are unlikely.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue responded to more than 150 calls.

"Teams from a number of organisations, including the district and county councils, Environment Agency, Anglian Water, drainage boards, fire and rescue, and police are now supporting the affected communities, which is our top priority._


“Thankfully nobody was seriously injured, but we recognise the on-going impact on those affected by these events. They will be our priority over the coming days. We are also working hard to repair damage. Anyone who needs help and advice should contact their local council._


“Once we are satisfied about the welfare of those affected, the county council will co-ordinate an investigation to determine what actions need to be taken by relevant public authorities to try to prevent this happening again.”_


“While the forecast says that further extreme weather is unlikely, we continue to monitor the situation so that we can respond quickly to any further incidents.”_

– David Powell, Joint Emergency Service in Lincolnshire

Horncastle flooding - in pictures

Flash floods have caused chaos in Horncastle in Lincolnshire this afternoon

Bank Street, Horncastle Credit: Calendar News
South Street, Horncastle Credit: Calendar News
Harper's Bar in Horncastle Credit: Calendar News
Prospect Street, Horncastle Credit: Calendar News
The river near Wharfe Street, Horncastle Credit: Calendar News
Wharfe Street, Horncastle Credit: Calendar News

Resident speaks after lorry crash

Dozens of people had to leave their homes this morning in Lincolnshire after a lorry crashed into a bungalow - damaging a gas pipe.

Around 30 homes were evacuated after the crash on Boston Road in Horncastle. Houses on three surrounding roads were emptied as gas and structural engineers worked on the scene. The lorry driver has been taken to Lincoln County Hospital. Neighbour Ken Pickering saw the crash happen.


Lorry crashes into home

The driver of this lorry was injured when it crashed into a bungalow Credit: Nerys McGarry

Emergency services were called to Boston Road at Horncastle after a lorry crashed into the side of a bungalow. The driver was taken to Lincoln County Hospital but details of his injuries have not yet been confirmed.

A gas pipe was damaged, leading to the evacuation of about 30 nearby homes as a precaution. The occupants have now been allowed back in.

Murdered man named

Paul Nathaniel Richard-Jones Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police have named the man found dead at a house on Mareham Road in Horncastle as 30 year old Paul Nathaniel Richard-Jones, of Waring Street, Horncastle. A post mortem has established that he died from a stab wound.

36 year old Kieran Podd has been charged with his murder and is appearing before Boston Magistrates today.

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