May 20, 2019 1.12 pm This story is over 30 months old

70 home plan for Horncastle approved

Plans are slightly different to former designs

A 70 home development in Horncastle has been given the go-ahead.

The plans, from Brackenbury Trust, will see 25 houses, 17 bungalows, 10 pairs of semi-detached houses and two blocks of four flats built on land west of Bracknbury Close.

Approving the plans, East Lindsey District Council officers praised the applicants’ “positive and proactive manner to seek solutions to issues.”

An artist’s impression of some of the open spaces within the plans.

The plans are a departure from one originally approved by the authority, which would have seen 75 homes built. However, the applicant said reducing the number improved the scale and extent of the development and respected existing houses.

The applicant Mr Peter Harness said: “While creating an individual identity for its residents, the development respects the character of the surrounding area its built form and rural location, working with the site and its context.

The entrance to the site. Photo: Google.

“The development will have its own sense of place defined by the architectural detailing and visual form of the houses.

“The development will provide houses future proofed to ensure continuity both with connections to public facilities and amenity spaces while providing the potential for extensions and future technological improvements.”

Of the 70 homes planned, 15 will be affordable.

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