Decision time nears on plans for over 400 homes in Waddington

North Kesteven District Council will consider plans for up to 420 homes in Waddington at a meeting next week.

Three separate applications on land either side of the A607 Grantham Road in the village will go before the council’s Planning Sub Committee when it meets in Sleaford on Tuesday, February 20.

The first and largest proposed development consists of 187 homes on land east of the road submitted by applicant Lee Padimore of Taylor Wimpey.

Each property would have two car parking spaces.

Councillors delayed making a decision on the application at a meeting in January, to consider further plans for a reduction in the speed limit to 30mph and access to the development which would be from Grantham Road.

The development on the north side of the village has been recommended for approval, with conditions for 45 affordable homes, payments of over £400,000 for health and education facilities, and commitments to fund sustainable transport facilities.

Up to 142 new homes are proposed for land east of Grantham Road in Waddington.

The second development up for consideration is Jelson Limited’s plans for 142 homes, also on land east of Grantham Road but on the south edge of the village.

Councillors gave the green light to this development in its outline form back in November 2015, with more detailed plans approved in June 2017.

The proposals for this scheme initially showed the construction of two ghost island right hand turning lanes on each of the proposed two access points into the site.

The developers have now applied to remove this from the scheme.

Across the road, councillors will decide on plans for 91 homes submitted by Chris Gowlett.

The proposed houses include a mix of two, three, and four bedrooms, with one quarter of the homes to be classed as affordable.

Councillors have again received a recommendation to approve the development on the condition that the applicant pays over £200,000 towards the provision of 18 pupil places at Waddington All Saints Primary School.

Other conditions recommended are just under £15,000 for recreational facilities in the village, and over £20,000 towards transport projects.