Market Deeping

County council submits 260 home plan in Market Deeping

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Lincolnshire County Council has submitted plans for 260 homes in Market Deeping, a move which saw hundreds turn out in protest earlier this year.

The authority has lodged the proposal to South Kesteven District Council for land off Millfield Road in the village.

It comes as the county council held a consultation in event back in May at The Deepings School which saw 170 residents turn out, most of whom were against the plan.

Among the objectors were Friends of Mill Field campaign group which seeks to protect the land.

The proposal would see the homes built on land known as Mill Field which has been allocated for housing in the South Kesteven Local Plan.

The county council wants to build on the land for future housing

While no detail has been given on the type of houses, the county council has outlined one entrance and public open space at the site.

But residents said the land is used by local people for recreational purposes.

Ahead of the meeting in May, residents said they were concerned as Mill Field is one of the “last remaining natural accessible green spaces in the town”.

But, the county council said the main use of the site is agricultural.

The land is also subject to an ongoing Village Green application, but the authority said in its plans that this should not “prejudice” the site coming forward for development.

The application is expected to be heard by the district council at a later date.


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