Plans for over 200 new homes in North Hykeham spark traffic concerns

An application to create a new 201-home estate off Newark Road in North Hykeham has sparked concerns from neighbouring residents about the impact on traffic congestion.

The applicants, Barratt & David Wilson Homes, plan to build 199 two to five bed houses and two four bed flats on the site between Mappleton and Nero Way.

A new link road would be constructed as part of the development, which will be considered by North Kesteven District Council.

As part of the plans, the developers have stated that they would provide open public spaces and land for education and shopping.

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The application has already received a number of objections from local residents.

One person objecting said: “I live at Mappleton and have concerns about the extra traffic that will add to the already awful congestion on Newark Road.

“The queues of traffic at peak times and throughout the day are awful and add a lot of time to car journeys. This will only get worse with the traffic lights being used more.

“There aren’t enough buses at this end of Newark Road so people have to use their cars for convenience. Why do we need more houses? The infrastructure in Hykeham is already suffering.”

Another added: “Construction traffic and subsequent residents’ traffic will impact severely on the existing residents of Tiber Road and Taurus Avenue, causing noise pollution, overcrowding, congestion and health and safety issues.”