January 22, 2016 9.49 am This story is over 94 months old

Plans revealed for 280 homes on edge of Lincoln

New housing estate: Proposals for a new housing estate in a village on the outskirts of Lincoln, consisting of 280 houses, have been revealed.

Proposals for a new housing estate in a village on the outskirts of Lincoln, consisting of 280 houses, have been revealed.

Applicants Taylor Lindsey Ltd have submitted the plans for the housing development on almost 11 hectares of agricultural land to the east of Lincoln Road in Skellingthorpe.

The site lies next to residential developments to the north and west, open fields to the east, and a former railway line, which now forms part of the National Cycle Network, to the south.

The applicants propose to create “six distinct character phases” to the estate, with up to 25 affordable homes constructed if the development is given the green light.

Photo: Influence

Photo: Influence

The proposed layout consists of a mix of detached and semi-detached homes, including:

  • 50 two-bed properties
  • 169 three-bed properties
  • 61 four-bed properties

Access to the estate would be from Lincoln Road, and new roads would be formed within the proposed development.

The developers have also committed to providing traffic calming measures to slow vehicles down on the estate, open spaces, and cycle links.

Financial contributions towards NHS provision have also been agreed by the applicants if the development is approved.

In a statement, the applicants said: “The site has a long history of being identified for housing development dating back to the 1950s by way of planning permission for the erection of 203 dwellings granted in September 1953 and a further planning permission granted for the erection of 207 bungalows in January

“The proposal provides a contemporary residential development in Skellingthorpe, forming a logical extension to the village in a sustainable location, offering prospective residents access to public transport, education, employment and other local facilities and services.

“The development will also significantly boost housing supply and make a positive contribution to the district’s housing needs, both market and affordable.”

Photo: Landscape Institute

Photo: Landscape Institute

However, Russell Ward, who owns the Grade II listed Manor House within the Manor Grounds at Lincoln Road, has objected to the application.

He said: “The proposed development as submitted does not afford the respect and consideration that this historic listed building/heritage asset context should get, especially in respect to the Heritage England guidance.”

North Kesteven District Council has received the application, and will make a decision on it at a later date.