Developers return with new 98-home plan for Bassingham after refusal

Developers have resubmitted an application for a residential estate off Thurlby Road in Bassingham, on a smaller scale, after a previous proposal was unanimously rejected by planners.

Gladman Developments returned with the new outline application after reducing the number of homes intended for the site to 98 from 120.

The firm’s previous plans were rejected by planners at North Kesteven District Council in March due to scale and impact on local infrastructure.

The motion was seconded by Councillor Sue Howe, who said: “Bassingham wants to remain village, not a town.”

Local groups voiced objections to the development in the village, which was given ‘Limited Growth’ status with 1,425 residents.

The previous site outline for 120  homes in Bassingham, compared with the new 98-hone plan site.

The previous site outline for 120 homes in Bassingham, compared with the new 98-hone plan site.

The new plan submitted to the council is for 98 one to four-bed homes and public open space.

The site is located on the northern edge of Bassingham, to the west of Lincoln and comprises 5.98 ha of agricultural/arable land.

Plans: Gladman Developments

Plans: Gladman Developments

Gladman Developments say in the design and access statement: “The overall vision for the study area is to provide distinctive and high quality development which enhances the semi rural character of Bassingham.”

Key principles of the development would include a range of house types, new landscaping and and potential play facilities.

No further local services or community developments are planned at the site, however developers day access to the village and facilities is within a 2km walking catchment.