Green light for new development in Lincoln village despite residents’ fears

Plans to build 35 homes in a village to the south of Lincoln have been approved at a North Kesteven District Council planning sub-committee meeting.

Lindum Homes and Orchid Properties Ltd submitted a full planning application for the estate off Whites Lane in Bassingham, which was met with over 170 objections from residents in the village.

The main concerns raised focused on the sustainability of the development in a rural setting, potential traffic and environmental issues arising from the development, and the potential impact on the facilities and infrastructure in the village.

Despite understanding many of these concerns, councillors supported the application, pointing to a critical need for housing in the district.

Members also said that they felt that there would be no chance of defending the planning objection if it went to appeal.

The new development will consist of a range of homes, from two to five bed properties, mainly over two storeys.

Access to the houses will be via Carlton Road, with the developers set to provide open space and landscaping, drainage works, and a new pedestrian footway on the corner of Whites Lane and Rinks Lane.

The applicants will also be expected to provide a number of payments to local schools, healthcare facilities, public transport services, and traffic management projects.

Work on the development must also commence within two years of permission being granted.