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Letters to the Editor

Dear Mr Chapman, I am writing to discuss the footpath which is part of the Windmills development on Boston Road and the comments with reference to this in the March edition of Kirton News.

The Parish Council did consult planners at the Highways department ref. it’s position on the development. A site meeting with Highways officers and the developer took place. The Parish Council were told that the position of the footpath was decided purely for safety reasons ie. when members of the public cross the carriageway (including the blind pedestrians).

The new footpath was constructed on highway land and no part of it affected Parish Council land. As a Parish Council we have to respect the Highway Planner’s decisions where public safety is concerned. The new footpath could also be used as a cycle path in the near future. We do not feel the visual effect on the cemetary is greatly changed by the construction of the new footpath.

The Parish Council maintain the area of grass at the front of the cemetary. This does not give us any right of ownership on that piece of land.

With regards

Cllr. Alan Lee - Cemetary Committee