Council rules Sutton on Sea play area must be built as planned

The site in Cades Field Road which has been earmarked for the new play area.
The site in Cades Field Road which has been earmarked for the new play area.

A LOCAL housing company has been told they must build a children’s play area as planned.

New Linx Housing completed 42 new houses off Huttoft Road, Sutton on Sea in 2009, but applied to remove an agreement to build the facility and instead improve an existing play area at York Road, almost a mile away.

This was unanimously rejected by East Lindsey District Council’s planning committee at their meeting last month.

Coun Andrew Ferryman said at the meeting that the request was unreasonable to the many families that had bought houses.

Jack Whyman, director of operations at New Linx, said his company would provide funds to the council to improve York Road, but the cost of building a new site at Cades Field Road would be levied upon tenants.

“We are seeking to provide the best solution for our tenants and shared owners and the community in general,” he said.

“We consider this to be a better solution for all concerned.”

Coun Ferryman added: “Residents have been waiting for years, it’s time this was completed.”

New Linx could yet challenge the refusal or amend the plan.

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