The Lake and Wilderness

Welton lake and the adjoining Wilderness, dating from the 18th-century, are currently the subject of a planning approval to build 3 houses
In the early part of 2019, developers removed all fish stocks from the lake. Shortly afterwards, the lake water was drained and a gulley excavated in the far-side bank to stop the lake from refilling however, since then, building work has largely been suspended.
21 Nov 2020 – Things seem to moving forward again, and the Parish Council advise that:
  • Tree maintenance and undergrowth management is due to commence imminently.
  • Groundwork of the build is expected to commence early December.
See the Parish Council minutes for background information, and visit the Facebook page for additional information and a collection of photographs.
16 June 2021 – Adrian Beck, Site Manager has been in communication with WPC Planning and forwarded a short term programme of the build at the Wilderness.  Please note the start date of the piling – the concrete piles will be hammered into the ground by a large machine.  This will probably be the loudest part of the works and are due to start w/c 23rd August 2021 and should last for approximately 1 week.
31 July 2021
From Adrian Beck (Site manager- Scroxton and Partners) to the residents:

We are scheduled to commence construction works on the development known as “The Wilderness” Churchill Road on Monday 26/7/21.

We aim to minimise disruption where possible and would like to make you aware of a couple of key dates.

Firstly Piling is due to commence on 13/9/21- These works should last 1 week and will involve some banging noises when the concrete is being driven into the ground. These works will take place during the agreed working hours 8.00am-5.00pm as stated in the planning agreement.

Secondly we will have a crane on site on 20/9/21 and a few large deliveries over a 4 week period.

Obviously these dates may be subject to change depending on external issues ie weather etc.

Could I also ask that if you see any signs of theft from site or out of hours activity  that you kindly give me a call. The site will be secured at all times out of hours and no access will be permitted without my prior agreement. Obviously it is also the summer school holiday and I would kindly ask you to remind children that building sites are dangerous and should not be used as a play area.

Thankyou for your patience during this period.

The Wilderness, Welton

The Wilderness, Welton

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