Plans revealed for over 130 new homes and cemetery extension in Lincoln village

A proposal for 133 homes on agricultural land and the extension of a cemetery in a village to the west of Lincoln has been received by West Lindsey District Council.

Applicants Leverton Farms Ltd have submitted the plans for land off Sturton Road on the north edge of Saxilby.

The proposals include the construction of up to 100 properties to be put on the market, plus 26 social rented homes, and and seven “intermediate” houses, bridging the gap between renting and the open market.

The size of the homes would range from two bedrooms to four and five bedroom houses.

A new road through the estate would be built, linking Sturton Road to Church Lane, and footpaths created as part of the development would be connected to the current footpath network.

In addition to the new homes, the applicants have applied for an extension of the cemetery at Saxilby Parish Church to take into account an increase in population in the village and surrounding areas.

The applicants have argued that the proposals would be sustainable, pointing to the existing street lighting in place next to the site, and the rail and bus services that the village benefits from.

They have also promised to retain the views to the tower of the 12th century Grade 1 listed St Botolph’s Church and the deserted medieval villages of North and South Ingleby.

The applicants' plans for the site. Photo: JHWalter LLP

The applicants’ plans for the site. Photo: JHWalter LLP

In a statement, the applicants said: “The school, medical surgery, shops, railway station, village hall, recreation grounds and hall, bus stops and employment providers are all within reasonable walking distance, all but the medical surgery being within 800 metres of the boundary of the site.

“The proposal will constitute an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable development that can contribute to the growth objectives of West Lindsey, Central Lincolnshire and the national government and contribute to a five year deliverable land supply for Central Lincolnshire.”

Residents can view and comment on the application on West Lindsey District Council’s website.