February 11, 2019 9.42 am This story is over 56 months old

First phase of 500 homes on Lincoln Greetwell Fields approved

150 homes have been given the green light

West Lindsey District Council has given the go-ahead for the first phase of a 500 home development on Lincoln’s eastern boundary.

The plan will see the first 150 homes built on land south of Augustine Road, known as Greetwell Fields.

Outline plans were given permission for the development back in 2015.

The first phase of the new development will see maisonettes, mews, semi-detached and detached houses built.

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

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 said the development will form a ‘gateway to the Lincoln Sustainable Urban Extension’ on the city’s eastern boundary.

In their plans, they said the site will be sustainable and allow for growth.

Site layout for the first phase of the Greetwell Fields development.

It said: “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.”

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

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