August 17, 2020 2.15 pm This story is over 45 months old

80-home plan for Keelby approved

The development also includes a medical centre and shop

An 80-home development in a West Lindsey village has been granted permission.

The Brocklesby Estate was given the go ahead for its proposals on land off Stalingborough Road, in Keelby, by the district council’s planning officers.

The proposal is one of three major developments in the area, with a new medical centre and convenience store having already been given permission earlier this year.

Officers said the site was allocated in the local plan for 90 homes and the application demonstrated 80 could be accommodated on the site.

“The site is in the sustainable location of Keelby with good public transport links and all facilities/services within an acceptable walking distance away,” they said.

Visuals of how the proposed homes, medical centre and convenience store would look. Picture: The Brocklesby Estate

The site forms part of the Hollies Farm complex and includes historic farmhouses.

As part of the plan, the Hollies Farmhouse would be retained but the adjacent farm buildings will be demolished for access to the site.

Keelby Parish Council said it was “generally supportive” of the site, but had some concerns over safety, capacity and noise – particularly with the creation of a new access road onto South Street.

Nearby residents also called for more consideration over infrastructure such as the local school and said there were too many houses.