November 30, 2021 11.43 am

Major step for Lincoln’s South East Quadrant as 1,500 homes up for approval

Big plans for the South of Lincoln progressing

More than 1,500 homes across two major developments in Bracebridge Heath are up for approval before North Kesteven District Council next Tuesday.

Jesus College Oxford’s application for 450 homes on land north of Canwick Avenue, and Church Commissioners for England’s application for 1,123 homes off Sleaford Road, include major chunks of land allocated for the Lincoln South Eastern Quadrant.

The authority’s planning committee will be recommended to approve both builds, despite objections from local residents and councils.

Jesus College Oxford’s plans cover 28 hectares in total and also include the provision of land for a primary school and a new four-arm roundabout on Canwick Avenue. It will also include pedestrian and cycle access and developers say the layout will allow a “high degree of connectivity”.

The larger 45 hectare plans, from Church Commissioners for England, would be built on three parcels of land, and will include 2.6 hectares of employment land including a “broad mix from shops to restaurants, offices/light industrial, clinics and health centres and assembly and leisure facilities”.

Both plans had received 36 objections each from local residents at the time of the report with concerns including the usual suspects of transport, insufficient infrastructure and road networks, and overdevelopment of the area.

An artist’s impression of the entrance to the 1,123 home site.

Branston and Meres and Canwick Parish Councils have also objected to the larger plans, with both noting a new school should be included, the suggestion being that it is placed on Canwick Avenue.

Meanwhile Branston and Heighington Parish Councils have objected to the smaller of the developments.

Recommending approval, however, officers said both developments would “help satisfy and deliver across a wide range of the economic, social and environmental roles of sustainable development” and would “create a high quality, sustainable development, the residual impacts of which can be appropriately mitigated”.

Indicative plans for the 450-home proposals.

If approved, the 450-home development would need to include 20% affordable housing, £3,742 per home on sustainable transport, £864 per home on recreation, £308 per home for a new community centre, £632.50 per home on health care and £684.50 per home towards education.

The larger development would be asked to pay similar amounts, except in education where it would be asked to pay £2,486.50 per home.

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