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Works to the ditch, February 2017
The threat of flooding was raised by many residents during the pre-purchase consultation. A new ditch with a larger capacity and consistent drop has been dug to help surface water drain away. To the right of the photo, the field has now been ploughed to grow grass while plans for the field's use are developed.
Woodborough Parish Council completed its purchase of the Middups’ field, to the south of Charnwood Way, on Friday December 16th. The purchase price paid was £225,007.07. Full details of costs incurred in the purchase can be found here.
The Parish Council has taken a loan from the Public Works Loan Board to pay for the land. The amount borrowed is £215,000 and the term of the loan is 50 years. The interest rate is fixed at 3.13%. The annual repayment for the loan will be £8536.04.
The Parish Council will consult the village on the future use of the field and take time to evaluate all options. The Parish Council requests that villagers do not enter the field until such time as it has ultimately been made suitable for public use. In the short term, during the period of consultation and planning, the Parish Council has agreed to let the field for agricultural use to ensure that the land is well maintained.