Planners seek roads change in 198-home scheme near Lincoln

Developers behind plans for up to 198 houses and infrastructure in Branston have requested changes to their agreed plan for roads in the area.

Taylor Wimpey East Midlands has reapplied to have conditions of the agreed applications changed, enabling work to start before works on the highway (B1188 Sleaford road) begin.

The request made suggests that the 198 dwellings will not be occupied until work to improve the roads structure is completed.

The Branston residential development plan is proposed for land east of Mere Road and west of Sleaford Road. Photo: Google Maps

The Branston residential development plan is proposed for land east of Mere Road and west of Sleaford Road. Photo: Google Maps

The 10.86 hectare site, located on land east of Mere Road, Branston, and west of the B1188 Sleaford Road is currently a farmable field.

The submitted masterplan shows a highway network, blocks of housing spanning 6.18 hectares, a reserved 0.4 hectares site for a community facility, 2.69 hectares of woodland, 1.57 hectares of amenity green space with footpaths and play areas, and an infiltration basin/swale.

In the previous application, it had been suggested that the site would take principle access from the B1188 Sleaford Road, which will be widened. This would also necessitate the relocation of the existing bus stop.

If the application is granted, work on the dwellings will commence before highway improvements to ensure developers can get on the site sooner without causing a negative impact on transport in the area.