Plans unveiled for 46 “much needed” homes in village south of Lincoln

A proposal for a new 46-home estate in a village directly to the south of Lincoln has been received by North Kesteven District Council.

The application, submitted by GraceMachin Planning & Property, seeks planning permission for construction of the houses on 2.11 hectares of arable farmland to the east of Lincoln Road in Bassingham.

A mix of two to five bedroom houses would be provided as part of the development, with 30 of the 46 properties sold on the market.

The remainder of the properties would be classed as intermediate housing, which are classed as homes for sale and rent provided at a cost above social rent, but below market levels.

A total of 92 car parking spaces would be provided as part of the proposed developments, and the applicants have also made a commitment to creating open spaces and private gardens for each property.

Access for vehicles and pedestrians would be via a new road linking the estate to Lincoln Road.

In a statement, the applicants said: “The proposed scheme represents a sustainable form of development immediately adjacent to the built framework of Bassingham.

“It represents an opportunity to deliver a high quality and sensitively designed development, which will contribute towards the provision of much needed new housing, in order to achieve a five year housing land supply.”

Front, rear and side elevations for the proposed homes. Photo: GraceMachin Planning & Property

Front, rear and side elevations for the proposed homes. Photo: GraceMachin Planning & Property

Previous development plans in the village have been met with fierce opposition.

Earlier this month, councillors unanimously refused an application from Gladman Developments for 98 homes off Thurlby Road for the second time.

In June 2015, the council reluctantly gave the green light for 35 homes off Whites Lane in the village, despite over 170 objections from residents.

Councillors on North Kesteven District Council’s Planning Committee will decide on the application at a later date.