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125 new homes approved across South Kesteven

Coming to Corby Glen, Grantham and Bourne

Councillors have approved plans to build 125 homes across three areas in South Kesteven.

66 homes will be built in Corby Glen, 40 in Grantham and 19 in Bourne.

South Kesteven District Council’s Planning Committee on Wednesday unanimously approved the 66 and 19 homes, while the 40 homes application in Grantham was more controversial.

66 homes in Corby Glen

An artist’s impression of how the 66 home development will look.

Larkfleet Homes were unanimously given permission by councillors to build 66 homes in Corby Glen.

The planning development will be situated on the land adjacent to the fire station in the village.

There will be a walking and cycling link, 30% affordable housing, educational and NHS contributions as well as a mixture of semi-detached, terraced, three and four-bed homes.

Only two objections were raised from members of the public.

Cllr David Bellamy questioned if there will be any bungalows for the retired and elderly — but there won’t be any.

Cllr Helen Crawford added: “I think we need to cater for all generations.”

40 homes in Grantham

The site plan layout for 40 dwellings in Grantham.

40 homes in Grantham were also approved in the planning committee, eight of which being classed as affordable.

The site will be at what was Grantham Church High School, Queensway. The school was closed and demolished in 2014.

The site was previously granted outline consent for 44 dwellings but four homes were removed from plans to allow for some on-site surface water reduction.

Educational contributions of £135,931 and NHS contributions of £26,400 will be made.

Lynette Swinburne, chartered town planner and the agent for the application said: “This represents an opportunity for the redevelopment of a brownfield site to create new homes.”

Cllr Ian Selby said: “This is not making best use of the area question” and highlighted the congestion issue of approximately 80 more cars in the area.

Phil Jordan, Principal Planning Officer said it’s a “sustainable location” as you can walk to shops so there may be less of a need for cars.

A motion to defer decisions fell. There were nine in favour of proposals, one against (Cllr Selby), and two abstained.

19 homes in Bourne

Artist’s impression of how the 19 homes in Bourne will look.

19 homes in Bourne were unanimously approved on the land off Falcon Way in the planning committee.

Developers EFR Construction Ltd will build detached, semi-detached and apartment properties providing a range of one, three and four-bed accommodation.

Two one-bed homes will be affordable.

Cllr Helen Crawford praised the appearance of the new homes saying the designs weren’t just “off the shelf”.