79 Branston homes deferred over proposed GP services

An outline application for 79 residential dwellings off Station Road in Branston has been deferred until better doctors surgery provisions have been finalised.

North Kesteven District Council’s planning committee considered the greenfield site proposals at a meeting on October 14.

The application to develop the 4.4 hectare site north of Branston village, near Lincoln, has indicated the site will contain two-storey detached houses and semi-detached properties.

An area of 0.6 ha in the south eastern corner of the site was identified as reserved for a new doctors surgery building for the Branston and Heighington Family Practice.

The practice is in the process of developing plans for expansion to cover the growing demand from Branston, Washingborough and Heighington.

A 0.4ha strip of land has been reserved within the recently consented scheme for 198 dwellings off Mere Road/Sleaford road in Branston.

The vote to defer was unanimous and the applicant will have around six weeks to amend the proposals.

Local objections

A number of objections to the outline proposals were filed to neighbours of the site. Concerns were raised regarding the encroachment on the open break between Branston and Heighington, as well as the capabilities of the village’s infrastructure.

The potential increase of traffic may be a result of the development and additional 198 homes off Mere Road.