Plans for 142 new homes on edge of RAF Waddington

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A proposal to build 142 homes in the village of Waddington has been received by North Kesteven District Council.

Gladman Developments have applied for outline planning permission to construct the estate on land to the east of Grantham Road in the village.

The proposed development on agricultural land has been scaled back from initial plans of 275 homes on the site.

Some 35% of the proposed properties would be classed as affordable homes which the developers have said “would represent a significant material planning benefit”.

Access roads, parking and open spaces would also be provided as part of the development.

Any agreement would also involve the developers making financial contributions towards the costs of improvements to highway and public transport infrastructure in the vicinity of the site, as well as other payments deemed necessary by the council.

In summary, Gladman Developments said: “The proposals are based on sound design principles that have addressed the amount of development, the layout and proposed hierarchy of built form across the site.

“Consideration has also been given to achieving a sensitive integration between the proposed development and the existing settlement.”

The proposed development from the Tinker's Lane junction. Photo: Google Street View

The proposed development from the Tinker’s Lane junction. Photo: Google Street View

However, the proposed development has not been as warmly received by local residents, who have cited additional congestion and a strain on services in the village as reasons for their objections.

One resident wrote: “We have very recently moved to Waddington, from Lincoln. We were most happy with our choice until we learned that there is a plan afoot to sell off some agricultural land adjacent to the beautiful playing field, situated behind our new home.

“The main reason for our move was to relocate to a village, whilst maintaining good contacts with the city of Lincoln and Waddington fitted this criteria on all levels.

“We had no desire to move to another ‘North Hykeham’ situation, where the once small outlying village has been turned into no more than an extension of the city, caused by the constant building and more building of residential properties.”