February 11, 2019 11.38 am This story is over 57 months old

Horncastle 70-home plan seeks final backing

The plans have been altered

Developers are hoping East Lindsey District Council will give final backing to the plans for 70 new homes in Horncastle.

Lincoln-based Brackenbury Trust, already gained outline approval for 75 properties on land to the west of Brackenbury Close, but has now confirmed it wants to build 25 houses, 17 bungalows, 10 pairs of semi-detached houses and two blocks of four flats on the site.

A report from CaSA Architects, on behalf of the applicant details a number of changes to the original plans, including a shift of the layout and roads to the west to increase an area of public space to the east.

A total of 15 of the properties will be classed as “affordable”.

Plans for the semi-detached houses.

The report says the development will help with the “positive regeneration of an area which is currently vacant”.

“By decreasing the density to 70 and changing the mix of unit types the proposed development improves the scale and extent of the built form to better respect the existing housing bounding the site,” it says.

“The larger plots and removal of terraced housing from the design further retains the open nature of the development which is more in keeping with its rural setting.”

The developers say the proposal will help towards green infrastructure and contribute towards sustainable development, with potential for on-site renewable energy, high performance glazing and rainwater collection.

They conclude: “The proposed development can deliver a great place to live through a successful integration with the existing rural built form and community while meeting local housing requirements.”

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