Revised plans submitted for nearly 200 homes in village south-east of Lincoln

Updated plans for almost 200 homes in a village to the south-east of Lincoln have been received by North Kesteven District Council.

Applicants Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd have submitted the plans for 198 homes on land in Branston, which currently has a population of just over 4,000.

The 10.86 hectare site will be located on land east of Mere Road, Branston, and west of the B1188 Sleaford Road.

The updated plans for 198 homes in Branston. Photo: Taylor Wimpey

The updated plans for 198 homes in Branston. Photo: Taylor Wimpey

Outline planning permission for the scheme was approved in May 2014 despite a total of 125 rejection letters from concerned villagers.

The revised plans include changes to the designs of the plots for housing.

The submitted plans show a highway network within the estate and blocks of housing spanning more than six hectares.

Space would be reserved for a community facility, and woodland and green spaces would be retained.

The outline plans were approved under an agreement requiring payments of over £400,000 for traffic regulation systems, recreational public space, additional education places and provisions of additional health care facilities within Branston and Mere Parish.

Supporters of the Save Branston Village campaign highlighted road safety and congestion concerns for connecting roads with the proposed development.

Issues relating to school places, the environment and local amenities have also been raised previously.

North Kesteven District Council will consider the application at a date to be set.