Second councillor hits out at ‘hideous’ development proposal

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Councillor Ray Wootten has been backed by a fellow district councillor in his on-going row with developer Larkfleet Homes.

Larkfleet is seeking to build more than 1,000 homes at Manthorpe but Coun Wootten vowed to fight the plans “tooth and nail” in the Journal.

Great Gonerby district councillor Jeff Thompson has offered his backing against what he describes as a “hideous” proposed development.

Here is Coun Thompson’s letter in full:

I would like to draw your attention to my attached response back in November 2012 following the Inspector’s rejection of the Grantham Area Action Plan.

I hate saying “I told you so” but I remain just as resolute in my opinions and objections to any large development in this area no matter what might be proposed; if that is deemed as pre-determination in the eyes of some, then so be it.

I repeat that very few apart from the developer want any proposal to come to fruition; as Great Gonerby will be most adversely affected, as the village’s councillor, I will offer Ray Wootten every support in sustaining the hitherto extremely successful resistance that several of us have instigated since this hideous prospect was first mooted.

Rest assured, neither of us will roll over!