New 30 homes estate near Lincoln includes affordable housing

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Developers have been given the green light for a 30-home estate on land near Lincoln, including 14 affordable homes.

The land at Heath Road in Scothern, which will be renamed The Grange, is currently a cleared field.

Approval for the development plans, submitted by Chestnut Homes, was granted by West Lindsey District Council’s planning committee on February 4.

The housing estate will consist of a mixture of one and two-bedroom bungalows, one-bedroom apartments and two five-bedroom houses.

Some 16 of the homes will be sold on the open market and 14 will be affordable homes.

As part of the work, Heath Road will be widened and improved in front of the site. The existing footpath will also be extended to provide access to the site.

An artist's impression of how the new estate will look.

An artist’s impression of how the new estate will look.

A number of objections were received in response to the application regarding concerns over highway safety, drainage, location and a lack of local facilities.

Conditions of the approval included details of which homes will be affordable, as well as maintenance and management of public open space and drainage systems.

David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “We are delighted that our plans for Scothern have been approved and we look forward to bringing forward these 30 much-needed new homes.

“The Grange will provide a mix of property types to meet local housing need. We took great care in drawing up our plans for this site to ensure that our scheme both complemented and enhanced the village.

“The frontage of the development and the homes within it have been designed to create an attractive street scene which echoes the character of traditional Scothern.

“The site plan includes a village green, which the new homes will overlook, and includes the retention of hedges and trees to mitigate the visual impact of the new homes.

“People who have grown up in villages often face the prospect of having to move further afield due to a lack of affordable homes and high property prices, and developments like The Grange will only help to address this issue.

“We look forward to beginning work in the near future on our new homes at The Grange.”