May 23, 2018 7.49 pm This story is over 68 months old

Green light for third phase of Tritton Road houses

A new section of development can begin

City councillors have given permission for the third phase of a Lincoln housing development to go ahead.

Proposals for the site known as LN6 on Westbrooke Road, next to Tritton Road, were discussed by members of the City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee today.

Applicants Chestnut Homes had the first two phases of the development approved by the local authority in December 2014 and January 2017.

Now, the third phase will see a continuation of the first two and provide similar housing types as those previously approved.

Chestnut Homes have said that approval of phase three will allow them to retain staff following the completion of for phase two which is expected in June 2018.

Construction of the second phase of the development sees 27 two and three bedroom homes built at the site.

Rebecca Archer, Chestnut Homes, said that the approval helps to continue the work that the developer is doing.

She said: “This will help continue our project which enhances the local area.

“We have provided a similar housing design to the previous phase and it is a green and attractive development.”

Some concerns were raised about the increased traffic which the scheme would bring.

But, Councillor Gary Hewson said that development would benefit the area.

“I have got sympathy with residents’ concerns about further traffic,” he said.

“But that been said the housing design is similar and that can only be a good selling point.

“It would be an asset to the area.”

Councillor Hilton Spratt added that the need for affordable homes in the area outweighs the disadvantages that the development would bring.

An application for the fourth phase of LN6, which would see 23 new homes off Skellingthorpe Road, has already been submitted by the applicants.