Plans for traditional village development near Lincoln

Developers of a new 35-home village scheme near Lincoln say the traditional project will benefit the community and contribute to the local infrastructure.

Applicants Jackson & Jackson Developments submitted a planning application for the site in the village of Scothern this week to West Lindsey District Council.

The plans for the site off Main Street, renamed The Paddock, propose 33 new homes – each with a different layout and size, and space for two self-build plots.

The designs for the new 35-home development. Image: Stem Architects

The designs for the new 35-home development. Image: Stem Architects

The location of the site, off Weir Farm Paddock. Photo: Google Maps

The location of the site, off Weir Farm Paddock. Photo: Google Maps

The buildings will each require different materials, and have been designed as a continuation of the theme throughout the village.

Vehicular access would be from Weir Farm Paddock with a new footpath link connecting the site to Lime Tree Paddock and amenities in the village centre.

In the centre of the new development would be a new village green with water feature, which the homes would front on to.

The route of the existing footpath would be retained with a raised walkway over the water feature.

Houses at The Paddocks will each have an individual design. Image: Stem Architects

Houses at The Paddocks will each have an individual design. Image: Stem Architects

Through discussions with the Spirit of Scothern Working Group and the local community, J&J have promised to allocate finances to Scothern Village Hall, which is said to be no longer fit for purpose, and in need of significant refurbishment.

The team behind the development conducted a public consultation on November 25, and revised the scheme to include some of the suggestions made.

Developer Dominik Jackson said: “We have concentrated on keeping the plots large, with wider than average spacing between the houses – creating private spaces within the community.

“The public presentation raised some really constructive points from the existing residents. We’ve implemented as many of these as possible including plenty of off street parking, retirement bungalows, extra trees and planted areas.

“We’re hoping that the development can bring infrastructure contributions directly to the area, helping with the village hall and other community based needs.

“What’s been interesting is the number of people contacting us who are already related to the village and would be interested in the properties if planning is granted. People who have family in the village already, grew up in the area originally and others who work locally.”