Plans for over 150 homes in Lincoln village rejected by councillors

Controversial plans for over 150 new homes in a village to the north of Lincoln have been unanimously rejected by councillors due to location and lack of medical centre commitments.

Applicants Welton and Jays Ltd submitted proposals to West Lindsey District Council to build 151 residential properties off Hackthorn Road in Welton.

The development would have seen houses ranging from one to five bedrooms, and an area of public open space turned into a potential medical centre.

However, at a planning meeting on June 3, district councillors were in agreement in refusing the proposal.

Reasons for refusal included the location of the proposed development and the lack of firm commitments in the application.

Councillors were especially concerned that the medical centre had no confirmed date of build and the NHS had issues with who would be able to use the facility and what trust would be interested in using it.

In March 2015, developers were given the go-ahead to build a new 350-home estate in the village.

The plans were met previously with detractors who were concerned by the development, including the Gainsborough MP at the time Sir Edward Leigh who said the size of the development is “completely beyond what is acceptable”.

Nettleham development approval

In the same meeting, councillors unanimously approved outline plans for a 68 houses in Nettleham submitted by Truelove Property & Construction Ltd.

Plans for 68 homes in Nettleham have been approved by West Lindsey District Council

Plans for 68 homes in Nettleham (area highlighted in red) have been approved by West Lindsey District Council

The new development, on farming land to the rear of 72 Scothern Road in the village, will include 10 affordable homes, open space provision and allotments, garages and a cycleway link to Sudbrooke.