New housing estate proposed for village north of Lincoln

Plans for a new housing estate on agricultural land in a village to the north of Lincoln have been revealed.

Outline plans for 38 homes on land off Scothern Road in Nettleham have been submitted to West Lindsey District Council.

The land is currently an agricultural field used for cereal crop production.

To the north and west of the site lie arable fields and immediately to the east is housing on the eastern side of Scothern Road.

Housing on Cotton Smith Way lies to the south of the land.

Access to the proposed development would be off Scothern Road, about 20 metres from the current entrance to the field.

An access road would link the new road to all parts of the development.

The applicant has indicated that she is willing to enter into agreements with West Lindsey District Council to provide contributions to affordable housing, education and health in the village, which currently has a population of around 3,500.

Designs for the proposed new estate

Designs for the proposed new estate

Agents JH Walter LLP, representing the applicant, said: “The proposal also offers an appropriate mix of housing that responds to local need, with affordable and starter homes specifically included.

“The external appearance and scale of the dwellings will reflect the prevailing character and appearance evident in the village, with an appropriate degree of soft landscaping using native species.”

West Lindsey District Council will consider the application at a later date.

Councillors will now have to take into account the Nettleham Neighbourhood Plan, which was supported overwhelmingly by villagers.

The plan identifies sites suitable for development while considering the environmental impact of any schemes.