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Major 1,156 home plan tabled for Bracebridge Heath

It forms part of plans for 6,000 homes

A major plan to build more than 1,100 homes, new shops and a primary school has been tabled for Bracebridge Heath.

The Church Commissioners of England, which handles the estate for the Church of England, lodged the proposal to North Kesteven District Council for land off Sleaford Road.

It would be built near to the new Lincoln Eastern Bypass off the A15, which is currently under construction, and the proposed North Hykeham Relief Road.

The plan forms part of a 6,000 home extension to the south of Lincoln.

As part of the proposal, 1,156 homes would be built on the 45 hectare site ranging from two bedroom to five bedroom houses.

A new two-form entry primary school, shops, public open space and potential plans for sheltered living and retirement accommodation are also included in the proposal.

The church lodged the plan as part of a development identified in the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan known as the South East Quadrant Sustainable Urban Extension (SEQ).

According to the 2017 Local Plan, the aim for the SEQ is to build 3,500 new homes by 2036, however it adds there is “further potential beyond that date to deliver a total of 6,000 dwellings”.

In the plans, the developer said the proposal is a response to “long term housing needs” `around Lincoln.

North Kesteven District Council will make a decision on the proposal at a later date.

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