Tuesday, February 16, 2021


Workers were busy yesterday (Monday, February 15) on the site earmarked for a new school in Brigg.
Planning permission was granted in December last year to change the use of a property off Wrawby Road (adjoining Health Place) from a clinic to a special needs school.
Yesterday, work was being carried out in the grounds at the front of the building, with heavy machinery on site.
When granting planning approval, North Lincolnshire Council added a condition: "The proposed development shall not be brought into use until a submitted car parking management plan has been submitted and approved in writing by the LPA (local planning authority). Once approved, the plans shall be implemented, reviewed, amended and updated as necessary."
A document sent to the council made it clear that the applicant was mindful of the concerns raised about access to the site and traffic, and stressed that no vehicles would be permitted to park or queue on Wrawby Road to drop off or pick up children from the school. Several "specific measures" will be implemented to make this possible, it was stated. Existing access points would be widened and hardstanding areas added for temporary car parking.
Dr Robert Holme, the well-known GP and latterly councillor, used this property, known as Fircroft, many years ago.