Councillors unanimously approve plans for 100 new homes in Pinchbeck

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Councillors have unanimously approved plans for 100 new houses in a Lincolnshire village.

At a South Holland District Council planning committee meeting on Wednesday, June 28, it was agreed that the proposals for the new homes to be built on Keston Nerseries Mill Green Road, Pinchbeck would go ahead.

Proposals will now see 100 two-storey homes built on the 19 acres of land, which was previously used as a plant nursery.

Plans submitted by AMJ Construction Ltd were proposed on April 10, after previously applying for 200 homes to be built on the same site.

This application was rejected in November last year after both the council and local residents claimed that the proposal would cause “significant and demonstrable harm” to Pinchbeck.

This was due to its location near the Mill Green Road level crossing and the width of the road itself.

There were also 10 objections from members of the public, with issues including:

  • Highway safety – inadequacy of surrounding roads, particularly Mill Green Road and the site entrance, single-track, no passing places
  • Pedestrian safety, in particular relating to the level crossing
  • Congestion at the level crossing due to increased level crossing down times
  • Pressure on existing services e.g. schools, doctors etc
  • Noise impact from late night rail freight movements
  • Inadequate drainage
  • Flood risk
  • Changes not overcome objections from last application
  • Contrary to local and national policy
  • Outside settlement boundary and would impact on form of Pinchbeck, which is focussed the other side of the railway
  • Impact on residential amenity: loss of privacy, overbearing, loss of view
  • Large overbearing properties on boundary
  • Light/air pollution
  • Lack of detail in application
  • Impact on wildlife

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