November 5, 2018 2.15 pm This story is over 62 months old

Final backing expected for 174 Bourne homes

Cycle paths and play areas are included

South Kesteven councillors are expected to give final backing for 174 homes in Bourne.

The plans submitted by Taylor Wimpy would see the development built on Elsea Park, off the A151 near the town.

South Kesteven District Council initially gave outline approval for the site back in 2001.

Councillors on the authority’s development management committee were expected to give backing in October, but the application was withdrawn from the agenda.

Now, planning officers have recommended that approval is given for the plans at a meeting on November 13.

The 174 home plan for Bourne.

A cycleway and play area are also proposed under the plans.

The Elsea Park area has already seen around 280 homes given the go ahead.

The developer said that the application would provide “much-needed” homes for Bourne and that it would benefit the wider community.

A Taylor Wimpey spokesperson said: “We have prepared a high-quality planning application to provide much-needed new two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, including affordable housing, for the local area.

“Should the development receive planning consent, public open space will be provided as well as a cycleway and play equipment, for the benefit of new residents and the wider community.”

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