Final permission for 91 Waddington homes

Plans for 91 homes in Waddington have been given final permission by North Kesteven District Council.

The application by Persimmon Homes for land West of Grantham Road, includes two, three and four bed houses as well as infrastructure and access roads. It was approved by council officers this week.

The application had previously been reduced from 109 homes and when it appeared before councillors in February, it was deferred over safety fears due to traffic concerns.

However, a second meeting in April approved the plans following an independent review and supplementary information was given to the council.

Speaking back in April, Councillor Ian Carrington said that councillors should vote with their heads.

“My heart is with the parish council about going with a ghost right of way,” he said.

“But we have to go with our heads, the independent report is very detailed.”

According to documents submitted to the council quarter of the design will be classed as “affordable” housing, and these properties would be  placed in small groups spread throughout the site.

Chris Gowlett, speaking on behalf of Persimmon Homes, told councillors the designs were “robust and sustainable.”

A second development across the road for 142 homes, submitted by Jelson Ltd was also approved at the same meeting in April.