£400k must go on amenities if 144 Hykeham homes are approved

A 144-home development in South Hykeham could bring in nearly £400,000 for education, health and recreation if approved next week.

The outline plans, by Taylor Lindsey and Pennells Holdings for land at Thorpe Lane, will be examined by members of North Kesteven District Council’s planning committee on Tuesday.

Officers are recommending approval but are asking for 25% (36) affordable homes, and £397,735 in developers’ contributions.

In their report, the officers state the development is located in an area which is a primary focus for delivering sustainable growth.

They say it “will not lead to severe impact in terms of highway safety or capacity” and will “avoid undue harm to the surrounding landscape”.

They conclude: “The proposals therefore comprise a sustainable form of development striking an appropriate balance in the delivery of social, economic and environmental objectives enshrined within [local and national policies].”

The outline layout for the site.

The 5.17 hectare site sits along the A46 Lincoln Bypass.

It will include 12 one bed apartments, 25 two-bed semi-detached, 30 three-bed semi-detached, 36 three-bed detached and 41 four-bed detached homes.

According to the report 12 objections have been received, along with one more raising “concerns”.

The objections include the lack of infrastructure, harm to the character of the area, traffic and safety issues on Newark Road and Thorpe Lane and access to nearby facilities.

No objections have been received from statutory consultees.

The contributions break down to:

  • £304,463/£11,276.44 per primary school place for the provision of 27 Primary School spaces at South Hykeham Community Primary School
  • £61,272 towards improved healthcare provision in North Hykeham
  • £32,000 for the provision and/or maintenance of additional off-site public open space/community/recreation provision in North Hykeham/South Hykeham