November 11, 2019 2.42 pm This story is over 25 months old

Donington 136-home plan set for approval

Concerns over the plans include over-development, strains on infrastructure and impact on services

A developer’s 136-home plan for Donington is set to be approved this week.

Ashwood Homes’ plans for Towndam Lane, will see a new access road created along with associated garages and sewers.

Councillors at South Holland District Council will be asked to approve the plans on Wednesday.

It is a decrease of homes from the 150 asked for originally and of the new houses total of 34 of the homes will be classed as affordable.

Objectors have raised concerns of over-development, strains on infrastructure and a lack of health and education facilities, as well as drainage capacity.

How the site could be laid out.

However, officers say the design is acceptable and that several policies within the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan leave no objections including that: “development will be permitted that supports their role as a service centre for the settlement itself, helps sustain existing facilities or helps to meet the service needs of other local communities.”

The say that policies which say the number of housing on the site should be around 110 are only a “broad indication” and “not necessarily a maximum”.

They add that the plan “stresses that providing a mix of property types is important in meeting housing needs, as well as delivering sustainable development for the community”.

The 5.5 hectare site was previously a garden nursery.

As part of the approval, the council will also ask for £89,760 NHS contribution to go towards Gosberton medical centre and £621,893 education contribution to go to Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School and Donington Thomas Cowley Secondary.

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