October 28, 2021 12.02 pm

Spilsby medical centre and 600 home development up for approval

Developers said housing needed to provide surgery

Plans to build 600 new homes and a medical centre in Spilsby are up for approval next Thursday.

East Lindsey District Council’s Planning committee will be recommended to approve Gin Property’s proposals for Halton and Ashby Roads.

The outline application said the site include a new “Chapter Village” of around 200 homes for over 55s, 25 homes classed as “affordable”, rent to buy properties and living accommodation for older people alongside 200 open market houses.

A report before councillors said the development of the site was “important for enabling delivery of a much needed new doctors surgery in the town”.

They said the principle of the development was considered acceptable and there were no technical obstacles to the development.

“This application has been submitted in part as an enabler for the delivery of the new surgery facility.

“It is also relevant to note that the business plan for the delivery of the surgery, as approved by the NHS, relies substantially on the provision of a serviced site that would be enabled by the grant of planning permission for the delivery of housing on this allocated site.”

Spilsby Town Council and Hundleby Parish Council have supported the proposals for encouraging new infrastructure and amenities as well as promoting growth and business investment. However, they have raised some concerns.

Fenside Parish Council, along with a number residents, have objected due to concerns including the size of the development, the impact on local roads, schools and leisure facilities and increases in drainage and pollution issues.

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