Plans for 35 new homes in Lincoln village disputed by residents

Plans for a controversial development in a village to the south of Lincoln will be decided on by North Kesteven District Council next week.

The application, submitted by Lindum Homes and Orchid Properties Ltd, seeks full planning permission for the construction of 35 homes and associated infrastructure on land off Whites Lane in Bassingham.

Over 170 objections have been raised by residents, although the development would also include open space and landscaping, drainage works, a new vehicle site access with associated footpath onto Carlton Road, and a new pedestrian footway on the corner of Whites Lane and Rinks Lane.

The main concerns raised revolve primarily around the sustainability of the development, traffic and environmental issues, and the potential impact on the facilities and infrastructure in the village.

A report produced by the council has recommended that the application be approved subject to conditions, stating that the proposal “would constitute a sustainable form of development.”

These agreements include:

  • A scheme for the provision of 35% affordable housing as part of the development
  • £33,636 on the provision or enhancement of public open space/community facilities within the parish
  • £199,311 towards the provision of additional educational capacity at Bassingham Primary School and North Kesteven Secondary School
  • £425 per dwelling (£14,875) towards the provision of additional or improved health care facilities at Bassingham surgery to meet the needs of the development
  • £42,600 towards the subsidising of bus services serving Bassingham village
  • £3,500 to cover the cost of a Traffic Regulation Order for the relocation of 30mph zone on Carlton Road south of the proposed access junction

The development must also commence within two years of permission being granted.

However, councillors will have the final say on the proposal at a meeting of the planning committee on May 26.

In March, they unanimously blocked proposals for 120 homes to be built on land north of Thurlby Road and west of Lincoln Road in the village, citing concerns over the size of the development.