Council approves plans for 120 new homes in Swinderby

A planning committee at North Kesteven District Council has approved plans for 120 new homes to be built in Swinderby.

Following a meeting on Tuesday, September 19, 120 homes will now be built on land off Moor Lane, just to the north of the A46 Newark to Lincoln Road.

At the meeting, 13 councillors voted for plans, while six voted against and one abstained.

Artists’ impression of the site

Despite the overall approval for the site, Councillor Marianne Overton MBE said she was concerned about the scale of the development, however, Councillor John Money said he was in support of the application, stating it was in a sustainable village, on a brownfield site and has community support.

The site, which was formerly used for vegetable washing, will also have:

  • Up to 1,500 sqm of commercial space
  • Up to 20 units senior living retirement accommodation
  • A communal play/ recreational space
  • Community car park
  • Shop

Thirty of the houses built will be affordable.