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Nettleham marshland to make 307 homes

Plans to build new homes on marshland in uphill Lincoln have been approved by the City Council’s Planning Committee.

The plans, originally granted outline planning permission in 2006, will see 244 homes erected on an unused field behind Waitrose on Nettleham Road.

The homes will be a mixture of flats, terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, ranging from one bedroom to five.

Another view of the future development.

Lichfield Planning, the company behind the plans, also have landscaping features for trees, plants and green spaces.

In addition, there will be a footpath and cycle route along the Roaring Meg stream, which flows through the centre of the marshland.

The development will have a fence on top of an existing earth bund to alleviate traffic noise from the A46.

Roaring Meg will be also maintained properly as part of the plans.

There were objections to the proposals from nearby residents in Searby Close. Those neighbouring the proposals thought the plans may affect their privacy.

However, the developers stressed that the housing would be built with excess space to secure privacy.

One of the conditions for planning permission was the installation of boxes for bats and birds.

The Planning Committee also recommended that construction vehicles enter the site via Nettleham Road, so Searby Road is not disrupted.

They also expect a play area for children to be erected alongside the houses.

A further 63 homes will also be constructed in the area, but fall outside the City of Lincoln Council’s planning permission area.

West Lindsey District Council will approve or reject the further buildings’ fate.

The marshland where the new homes will be built.