June 21, 2019 2.25 pm This story is over 29 months old

More than 100 homes to be built in Branston

There were concerns over health provision

A 109-home development in Branston has been given the go ahead by North Kesteven District Council.

The plans for land west of Station Road and north of Archer Road, were submitted to the authority by Steven Ibbotson.

They include a mix of two, three, four and five bed houses with 25% of them set to be classed as “affordable”.

NKDC officers said in their report: It is considered that the impact of this comprehensively planned and designed scheme is acceptable in terms of local character and landscape of the northern edge of the village, and with regard to the setting of the identified heritage assets.”

They say that at 23.9 dwellings per hectare it “would be difficult to argue…overdevelopment of the site”.

The plans received a number of comments from neighbours concerned over a lack of infrastructure, the impact of views and over development of the area and Branston no longer being a village.

Several noted the absence of a medical centre or doctor’s surgery from previous approval.

However, comments from NHS England said any developers contribution would go towards the “development of facilities and relocation of primary care provisions at The Branston and Heighington Family Practice to increase consultation capacity and accessibility to primary care in the area”. They asked for £46,379.50.

A site on Station Road is also included for community use, which could include the provision of health services – though this is subject to NHS consultations.

A further £14,965 was also asked for towards an upgraded footpath, two new bus stops and a road traffic order to relocate a 30mph speed zone.

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