First phase of 500 homes on Lincoln Greetwell Fields submitted

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The first phase of a 500 home development on Lincoln’s eastern boundary has been submitted to West Lindsey District Council

The outline plans for the build, on land to the south of Augustine Road, known as Greetwell Fields and next to Greetwell Quarry, were given permission in 2015.

The area known as Greetwell fields has already received outline approval for 500 new homes

Phase one will comprise 150 homes including maisonettes, mews, semi-detatched and detatched houses.

Alongside the plots there would also be a new junction with St Augustine Road and landscaping such as ponds.

Applicants Persimmon Homes and the Church Commissioners Projects say the development will form a ‘gateway to the Lincoln Sustainable Urban Extension’ on the City’s eastern boundary.

A site layout of the first-phase.

In a report to the council they argue the site will be sustainable and allow for growth.

The report says: “The residential development proposed will help to secure the provision of both public and private sector housing, and will provide a provision for future housing requirements within the district.

“The scheme presents a well designed proposal tailored towards local economy growth, whilst offering a mechanism for addressing clearly identified local need, whilst ensuring the proposals are in keeping with the scale and character of the surrounding area.”

A masterplan of the entire development.

The designers have to comply with a number of issues outlined at outline stage, including that only 150 houses can be occupied before the Lincoln Eastern Bypass is completed – the other 350 coming after.

The applicants have promoted the amount of open space, a new network of footpaths and cycle ways, easy access to public transport and a mix of accommodation.

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