Public inquiry to be held for refused Saxilby planning application

A public inquiry will be held next month to decide on an application to build 230 homes in a Lincoln village.

West Lindsey District Council refused plans submitted by Lindum Homes for the proposed estate off Church Lane in Saxilby in July 2014, which would have also included a retirement village of 60 homes, estate roads and open spaces.

Councillors agreed that not enough consideration had been given to health and education issues, the additional congestion caused by the development, and the desire for Saxilby to retain its “rural character.”

However, the council’s decision has been appealed by Lindum Homes, which has led to an inquiry being called under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to make a final determination on the application.

An Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government will attend the Epic Centre at the Lincolnshire Showground, starting on August 11 at 10am, and expected to last for four days.

The Epic Centre at the Lincolnshire Showground

The Epic Centre at the Lincolnshire Showground

Tony Lawton, Managing Director of Lindum Homes, said: “The planning application submitted by Lindum Homes to build 230 new home in the sustainable village of Saxilby is intended to help meet local housing needs.

“Our proposal includes 60 retirement homes, with 25% of the total development being designated as much needed affordable housing.

“Although the planning committee rejected our plans this was against the advice given by their own planning officers so we have made an appeal and await the outcome of the public inquiry.”

Members of the public are invited to attend the inquiry and, at the Inspector’s discretion, express their views.

Documents relating to the appeal can be viewed at the council’s offices by prior arrangement.

The Planning Inspectorate reference is: APP/N2535/W/14/2223170