Monday, December 21, 2009
A planning application is now with West Lindsey District Council proposing further development at Pingley Camp, off Bigby High Road, Brigg (just over the North Lincs border).
It's a so-called full application (dated December 2) for construction of one dwelling, with attached garage, at Plot 4, and has been lodged by Pingley Development Co Ltd, c/o Barford Buildings, North Wall, Grimsby Fish
Docks, agent being John Derbyshire Design Partnership Ltd, 6a St Mary's Lane, Louth. The public consultation period is under way.
There are plans for detached housing, with some industrial use, on this site which, during the Second World War, housed Italian and German prisoners of war.
In January’s Nostalgia magazine, produced by the Scunthorpe Telegraph and on sale from January 8, there will be a special two-page feature article on memories of Pingley Camp, including the post-war period when people from the continent used to come over to work on local farms and at Spring’s jam factory, while staying in the huts.
They have now been demolished and the site cleared for re-development – except for the brick water/watchtower.
Our archive picture shows the camp a few months before demolition of the huts began.