Green light given for 167 new homes in North Hykeham, despite traffic concerns

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Councillors have approved plans for 167 houses to be built in North Hykeham, despite concerns about traffic from residents.

The homes, which were submitted by Tennyson Homes Ltd, have been designed around a main loop road extending from Cleveland Avenue around to Hambleton Avenue.

Varied houses will be built across the site, with the open market element comprising 14 two beds, 27 three beds, 55 four beds and 26 five beds.

Affordable housing on the site will comprise of 20 two bed units and 25 three bed units.

There will also be a sustainable drainage scheme on site, a key feature of which is the inclusion of swales adjacent to the main spine road, along with a surface water attenuation basin on the eastern part of the site.

The application was approved by 20 members with one abstention at a North Kesteven District Council planning meeting on Tuesday, January 17.

Councillors noted concerns over traffic and added the the addition of the proposed Lincoln Southern Bypass would help to ease congestion.

They added an amendment to the proposals that money should go towards either the bypass or local distributor roads.

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