Trustees agree to ‘labyrinth’ survey


A resident who has led the way in a bid to prevent a housing development on the possible site of an ancient labyrinth has been granted permission by Trustees to carry out a geophysical survey.

Prisca Furlong said that Will Lord, a leading expert on flint tools, has positively identified flints found on the Julian Bower platform site as prehistoric tools.

The evidence is being investigated in order to re-apply to Historic England for the site to be listed. So far, the claims have been rejected by the County Council’s Historic Team and Historic England (English Heritage).

Additionally potsherds found on the site have been independently identified as Romano-British by two professional archaeologists.

Ricky Newton, from Lincs Design Consultancy, said: “As yet, no written confirmation about these claims have been put into the public domain.”

The application is expected to be heard by ELDC’s Planning Committee in July.