October 28, 2019 11.59 am This story is over 52 months old

Plans for 135 homes on Gainsborough “overgrown wasteland”

The scheme includes apartments and a supported living bungalow

Plans have been submitted for 135 new homes, including 60 apartments on “overgrown wasteland” along the River Trent in Gainsborough.

Acis Housing Group has asked West Lindsey District Council for permission to build the new homes off Bowling Green Lane and Wilson Street.

Alongside the four-storey apartment blocks, the plans also consist of a mix of two-storey affordable, shared ownership and private homes and an eight-bedroom, wheelchair accessible, supported living bungalow.

How the site could be laid out.

In documents before the authority, the applicants say: “The position of each dwelling has been designed to make the most efficient use of the site while respecting the amenity of the surrounding houses and urban grain.”

A recent public consultation event was well attended, say the applicants, adding: “In general, people were positive about improvements to what is perceived as “overgrown wasteland”.”

A new road will be created off Bowling Green Lane, which will connect back to Wilson Street and Japan Road.

An artist’s impression of the apartment blocks.

The scheme will include 218 car parking spaces.

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