Developers given go-ahead to build 78 new homes in Lincoln village

Plans for a 78-home estate in a village to the south of Lincoln have been approved by North Kesteven District Council.

Councillors voted strongly in favour of the proposed development on land off Headland Way and Winton Road in Navenby at a meeting of the planning sub-committee on April 22.

Developers NDC Group Ltd will build a combination of two, three and four-bedroom properties on the site, providing up to 108 parking spaces for residents.

The new homes will be either semi-detached or detached and the site, currently vacant, will be split while construction work takes place.

Concerns were raised by residents about the pressure on educational and health services in the area, and that Roman remains would be damaged as a result of the development.

One such resident wrote: “This is a development of significant proportion and we are concerned that the infrastructure is not able to stretch any further. We echo the concerns raised about local facilities and the chaotic and overcrowded high street in Navenby.

“We have frequent power cuts and surges and also question the flood risk of this new development as excess water drains onto this field. These issues directly affect the quality of life of residents of this village.”

However, councillors were satisfied that these concerns were suitably addressed in the application, adding that more houses are needed in the area.