Plans for 120 homes on edge of Lincoln finally given green light

Controversial plans for 120 new homes on the outskirts of Lincoln have been given the go-ahead, just a month after a decision on the application was put on hold.

As reported in October, North Kesteven District Council deferred a decision on proposals from Linden Homes for the homes off Canwick Avenue in Bracebridge Heath.

The council delayed making a decision to address concerns over the adverse impacts on residents in neighbouring Westminster Drive and Bath Road and for officers to review the sustainability of the development in regard to health provision, education and public transport.

The proposed development

The proposed development

Following another planning committee meeting on November 24, councillors approved the plans, on the condition that extra funding is made available for a cycle lane.

Despite approving the application, a number of issues were raised at the meeting.

Bracebridge Parish Council said that the plans would have a detrimental impact on schools and health services in the area, which they argued are already at breaking point.

Other objectors described the proposed development as “ill-conceived,” and warned that it would have a lasting negative impact for residents living on Bath Road and Westminster Drive.

However, the developers said that the properties would be sustainable and “reflect the accommodation needs of different people, families and ages,” and will include two, three, four and five bedroom houses.