Holbeach

Green light for new homes and apartments in Holbeach

Councillors have unanimously given the go-ahead for 35 new homes and apartments in Holbeach.

South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee approved Jelson Homes’ plans for the estate on land off Northon’s Lane at a meeting in Spalding on Tuesday, April 10.

The development north-west of the town centre will see a mix of apartments and houses built on the site which currently has several largely vacant industrial buildings.

Eight affordable houses or apartments will be built and a new road will be constructed through the estate.

The developer has committed to providing open spaces and has agreed to pay an education provision of £188,035.

Councillors delayed making a decision on the application in November 2017 after concerns were raised about bin collection points and private driveways.

Four objections to the development were also lodged by residents concerned about drainage on the site and how local services would cope with more houses.

Councillor Christine Lawton, Conservative member for Spalding Wygate, said: “I welcome the affordable housing. The one and two bedrooms are very welcome. The developer has been very reasonable regarding this.”