"This is the first time in its 40 year history NKDC has made a Compulsory Purchase Order, a decision taken by the Council’s full membership on June 26, 2014, in order to move forward with its long held regeneration aspirations for Sleaford, including the protection of the historically-significant and endangered Grade II* listed Maltings complex."
I'm absolutely amazed that this is only the first time that our local District Council has served a Compulsory Purchase Order... in a 40 year period! Now we finally know the reason why Nocton Hall has been allowed to fall into disrepair.
What is the point of UK Government passing protective legislation to save heritage buildings at risk, when a local Council will not exercise the powers that are vested in them!
As North Kesteven District Council have been aware of the continuing deterioration of the Grade II Listed Nocton Hall over the last decade, one could say they have been complicit in overseeing its demise.
Where is the accountability of our public servants when they fail to use their robust powers, choosing to adopt peripheral action to kick difficult issues into the proverbial long grass?
Parish Council Resolution