Grantham

More than 1,000 Grantham homes out for consultation

Draft plans for a housing development of over 1,000 homes north of Grantham will go out to public consultation.

Rectory Farm is a key allocation in the South Kesteven Local Plan, forming an urban extension to the Lincolnshire town to meet South Kesteven’s housing requirements up to 2036.

It forms Phase 2 of Grantham’s North West Quadrant development, the adjoining Poplar Farm site to its east forming Phase 1 of the NWQ.

Once complete, it will provide 1,800 new homes across the 68-hectare site. The site is being developed in three phases from south to north.

Composite diagram of existing, consented and proposed development at Poplar Farm as of 2018. Photo: Buckminster Estates and South Kesteven District Council

Phase 1 is the largest and is being developed this year.

In the south-west corner of the Poplar Farm site, a mixed-use local centre will be provided. This will incorporate a new primary school, a community centre, shops, a doctor’s surgery and accommodation for elderly people.

The new district centre will also serve the residents of the Rectory Farm site.

The primary school –  Poplar Farm School, just off Barrowby Road – opened during the week commencing Monday, September 3 2018 with a capacity for 420 pupils, alongside new sports fields.

A new spine road called Pennine Way is proposed to run north-south across the Poplar Farm development, linking the A52 to the B1174 Gonerby Road to the north via a new bridge across the railway.

The land comprising the allocated site is in three separate landownerships – Linden Homes, Jelson Homes and the Jenkinson family.

Among the other items discussed at the district council meeting on Thursday, September 6 was the council being in the business planning stage of looking at the development of a new leisure centre for the Deepings.