Decision details

Lincolnshire CC , Footway Improvements Fishpond Lane, Holbeach

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Communities and Operational Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to transfer a small section of planting area at the entrance to the Council owned Carpark at Fishpond Lane, to Lincolnshire County Council Highways.


Agree to transfer to the Highway Authority, 3m2 of land which is currently planted with shrubs at the entrance to the Council owned carpark in Fishpond Lane, Holbeach. To enable the Highway Authority to carry out footway safety improvements which will benefit residents and pedestrians who use this area and carpark.


Reasons for the decision:

By agreeing to transfer of the small section of land (3m2), it will ensure that the proposed footway improvement works can be delivered by the Highway Authority which will improve residents and pedestrian safety when using Fishpond Lane.


Alternative options considered:

Refuse to transfer the area - If the transfer is not granted, the Highway Authority will be unable to fully complete the footway safety works which will have a detrimental effect on local residents and pedestrian safety when using Fishpond Lane.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Wards Affected: Holbeach Town;

Conflict of Interest: Cllr Carter is the LCC member for Holbeach, and has confirmed that she started the initial conversations with LCC Highways with regards to the development of the overall safety improvement scheme.

Dispensation Granted: n/a

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Informal discussions with Portfolio holder


Assistant Director - Housing,
Assistant Director - Governance (Monitoring Officer),
Deputy Chief Executive - Corporate Development (S151)

Contact: David Higgs, Technical Contracts Officer Email:

Publication date: 24/05/2023

Date of decision: 24/05/2023

Effective from: 02/06/2023

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