February 6, 2020 2.28 pm This story is over 45 months old

Moulton Chapel 58 homes set for approval

An existing garage will be demolished as part of the plans.

A developer’s plan for 58 homes near Spalding is up for final approval next week.

The application, from Portland Developments, was originally given permission by South Holland District Council officers in October 2018 when it was reduced from 78 homes.

It will see the former M. Chapel Motors garage on the road be demolished to allow entry to the site.

The final plans will include 43 market homes and 15 classed as “affordable”. They will range from one storey to three story and one bed to three bed homes.

A proposed estate road will run through the centre of the site with a number of private drives to the north and south.

How the site could be laid out.

Although officers approved the original outline proposals, a committee will look at the plans this time round because it is considered a “significant development, objections have been received and a SHDC employee is involved.

Objectors to the plans have raised concerns including highway safety, drainage,  the impact on the identity of the village and the loss of agricultural land.

Council officers however, recommend approval, adding that the plans comply with planning policies.

They said: “ The bulk of the site is located to the rear of existing development and so it is not considered that the proposed dwelling types would result in an impact on the character of the village so severe as to justify refusal of the application.

“There are not considered to be any significant or demonstrable adverse impacts relating to residential amenity that would warrant refusal of this proposal.

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