Horncastle

Reduced Horncastle homes development resubmitted

A developer is looking to build a reduced 89-home development in Horncastle after a previous application was refused.

Gleeson Homes has applied to East Lindsey District Council for permission for the development off Winceby Gardens.

It follows a refusal for 97 homes on the site in December 2019 after councillors failed to be impressed by the designs.

The planning committee said the proposal was too dense, had an inappropriate amount of landscaping and open space, poorly sited play area and was overbearing of existing homes on Banovallum Gardens.

East Lindsey District Council’s planning committe refused a previous application on December 5.

A large number of objections had also been recieved including from Horncastle Town Council.

Local residents feared the plans would increase the use of nearby roads as a “rat run”

Documents before ELDC said the new plans hoped to address the concerns.

They said new open space to the north of the site would provide a “buffer zone” with Banovallum Gardens, while the road layout would be “pedestrian friendly”.

Residents fear an increase in the road being used as a “rat run”.

The new homes will include 24 two-bedroom, 58 three-bedroom and seven four-bedroom houses.

The documents said the proposal will provide: “The opportunity to bring forward low cost market housing, which will provide choice for local residents.”

Outline approval for 90 homes on the site was approved in September 2016.

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