August 12, 2020 4.05 pm This story is over 45 months old

Council to approve 60 new homes in Gainsborough village

Local residents are not impressed

Plans for 60 homes in a village near Gainsborough are up for approval next week.

Rippon Homes’ reserved matters application for land off Willingham Road, in Lea, will appear before West Lindsey District Council’s planning committee on Wednesday.

An officer’s report before members said: “In light of the assessment, the scale, appearance, landscaping and layout of the development is acceptable.

“The development will not have a harmful visual impact on the site, the street scene or the Area of Great Landscape Value.

“The proposal will not have a harmful impact on living conditions of neighbouring dwellings highway safety, drainage or biodiversity.”

How the site would be laid out.

Lea Parish Council has objected to the plans saying it will have an “unacceptable outlook” on Willing Road, particularly with some plots being raised.

They say the site layout doesn’t comply with the Lea Neighbourhood Plan and raise concerns including drainage and the safety of a play area near to a pond on the site.

Nearby residents have also raised concerns over the distribution of affordable housing and a lack of affordable housing along with flooding and highway safety worries.

However, no other statutory consultees have objected to the plans – including Lincolnshire County Council Highways.