Plans for two adjoining developments on edge of Lincoln signal 100 new homes

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One hundred new homes could be built in the same Lincoln village if planning permission is granted for two new developments.

Both applications concern over four hectares of adjoining land off Woodbank in Skellingthorpe, which is currently used for agriculture and horse grazing.

The main development, consisting of 90 homes, has been submitted by Scarborough Farms for a 3.22 hectare site.

Of the 90 homes proposed, 32 would be classed as affordable, either as social rented housing or as intermediate housing, provided at a cost above social rent, but below market levels.

The Scarborough Family, who own the land, do not plan to carry out building or development themselves and intend to sell their site if planning permission is granted.

The Design and Access statement for the application added: “Discussions are underway with a major housebuilder and it is reasonable to suppose the future of their site will lie in mainstream development of a good mix of house types, to (probably) medium density over a fairly short period.”

A second, smaller application has been received for 10 homes as part of a “low density development” over 0.8 hectares of land.

As opposed to the other plans, this development would initially see a number of self-build homes, with the concept extended to more properties in the future.

Access to the new developments would be via Lancaster Way and Stirling Way, and a pre-application inquiry in January 2015 suggested that residential development on the site would be likely to be approved.

However, some villagers have already voiced their objections to the proposals.

One said: “Living on Stirling Way with my family, two preschool children, I am extremely concerned by the plans.

“We purchased this house in good faith, as a quiet cul-de-sac for our future children. We now have two, and it looks like playing outside will not happen for them.”

Another resident, who lives on Lancaster Way, said: “I believe this development will cause a lot of disruption and the traffic will cause chaos in the village.”

Both applications have been submitted to North Kesteven District Council.

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