Decision day for over 1,200 homes in Lincoln village

Developers are awaiting the green light on a housing project that would double the size of the village of Witham St Hughs near Lincoln.

Proposals include 1,100 homes, 150 retirement homes and new roads on current agricultural land off Camp Road in Witham St Hughs.

They’ll go before North Kesteven District Council this evening.

The 68.45 ha site would also include the construction of a new roundabout to Camp Road, improvement works to the A46 Halfway House roundabout and demolition of buildings around Sheepwalks Farm.

The scheme would be the third phase of the new Witham St Hughs settlement on the site of the former RAF Swinderby airfield.

Earlier phases of were granted outline planning permission in October 2000, and are now nearing completion with 1,125 homes constructed, a primary school (Witham St Hughs Academy), a retail centre, nursery and community centre.

The next phase of 1,250 homes is outlined in the emerging Central Lincolnshire Local Plan. It also proposes public open spaces including woodland and play areas, allotments and a central road linking two access points.

Developers received a number of objections in writing, with concerns revolving around parking difficulties, infrequency of buses, and possible road congestion.

Local residents also added that the increase in homes would put added strain on associated services, schools and facilities.