Saturday, 28 February 2015

Revised planning application - Nocton Park

Sowerby Homes

15/0238/PNMAT
'Re-positioning of 22 properties from previously approved application 02/0693/RESM and erection of one further dwelling'

If you currently use the path through the field located behind the flats on Nocton Park, you may be interested in this revised application.

I have compared the original plan with the amended plan submitted and it now seems residents will no longer have pedestrian access to the new development off Khormaksar Drive (down the side of the flats where the garages are currently located).  There is also a loss of some amenity space too, by the look of things.

I was always under the impression that the five garages alongside the flats were related to the row of properties numbered 61 - 65, but it appears I am incorrect in this assumption... as a new build is going to be erected in this location according to the plans!

Extract from old plan of RAF Hospital site

Friday, 27 February 2015

Lost shoe

Found - near The Green / Nocton Primary School

Why is there always one shoe... never two?

My wife brought this ladies shoe to my notice on Wednesday.  It was placed on the wall alongside the entrance to 'Nutwood' and 'Abbots Grange' - is it yours?

Found - near The Green
Judging by the weather yesterday, if it has not been claimed by now, it will be a little damp!!

Footnote:
I often wonder at the ability of women to walk around in high heels.  During the early seventies when David Bowie was performing under his Ziggy Stardust persona... I remember strutting my stuff around the Manchester clubs wearing a pair of very high platform boots following the 'fashion'... as one used to do.  Coming out of a sticky-floored Bier Keller one Saturday evening, quite worse for wear, I tripped over the kerb and promptly broke the five-inch heel off one of my boots.  Getting home during the early hours provided great hilarity to my mates and huge embarrassment to myself.  Suffice to say I have worn 'flats' ever since!!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Dog Etiquette


Transport Improvements

Better Lincoln to Nottingham trains arrive in May

'Passengers using the Castle Line between Lincoln and Nottingham will see additional trains and faster services from May, as a new timetable is confirmed.'

http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/02/better-lincoln-nottingham-trains-arrive-may/

Willmott Dixon selected to deliver £25m Lincoln Transport Hub

'As part of the project, Willmott Dixon will construct a new bus station, improve the current train station, create a dual-purpose footbridge to link St Mary’s Street and Tentercroft Street and deliver a 1,000 space multi-storey car park.'

http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/02/willmott-dixon-selected-deliver-25m-lincoln-transport-hub/

Freight trains to be redirected through Lincolnshire towns and cities due to East Coast Mainline maintenance

One hundred trains a day will be diverted when Network Rail carries out essential maintenance work to the East Coast Mainline over the next five weekends.

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Freight-trains-redirected-Lincolnshire-towns/story-26083880-detail/story.html

Public inquiry date for Lincoln Eastern Bypass announced

'The department has confirmed that the inquiry will begin on August 11, 2015, at the Hilton Hotel on the Brayford in Lincoln, and is expected to last two weeks.'

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Public-inquiry-date-Lincoln-Eastern-Bypass/story-26090311-detail/story.html

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Stephen Phillips QC MP - tax evasion and avoidance

I want us to send a clear message to tax evaders: you must pay up

'Tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance are not only unfair; it also strips the public purse of funds that should be used to pay for our NHS, schools and police.'

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/POLITICS-want-send-clear-message-tax-evaders-pay/story-26047435-detail/story.html

Tax dodgers are stealing from all of us

'Over the last few years we have seen scandal after scandal relating to tax avoidance or evasion.'

http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/02/tax-avoiders-stealing-us/

HSBC scandal: George Osborne signals new tax evasion measures

'Chancellor makes announcement on budget during heated exchanges with Ed Balls in House of Commons'

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/feb/23/hsbc-scandal-george-osborne-tax-measures

Tax Avoidance

'Tax avoidance is the legal usage of the tax regime to one's own advantage to reduce the amount of tax that is payable by means that are within the law.'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_avoidance

Tax Evasion

'Tax evasion is the illegal evasion of taxes by individuals, corporations and trusts.'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_evasion

Tax Compliance

How HM Revenue and Customs deals with tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance.

https://www.gov.uk/dealing-with-hmrc/tax-compliance

Report Tax Evaders

If you want to report tax evaders... then use this hotline.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs/contact/reporting-tax-evasion