March 14, 2022 7.00 pm

Plans to build over 100 homes on farmland in Lincoln village

Site allocated for development in Central Lincolnshire Local Plan

Plans for 109 new homes to be built in a Lincoln village have been submitted to West Lindsey District Council.

Turley Farms has applied for outline permission for the development on land off Eastfield Lane in Welton.

It includes a mixture of bungalows, along with two-storey detached, semi-detached and terraced housing along with public open spaces and an attenuation pond.

The application site is currently in agricultural use as an arable field.

It is allocated for housing under the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan, despite residents resisting it previously.

A report submitted by Brown and Co on behalf of the applicant said the build “will constitute an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable development”.

“The proposal is not considered speculative due to the high level of interest already shown by developers interested in developing the site,” it said.

“Granting permission for the proposal would allow West Lindsey, as one of the Central Lincolnshire authorities, to deliver one of its proposed residential site allocations, contributing to the growth objectives of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan and the national government.”

An indicative plan of how the site would be laid out.

Despite being at outline stage, the applicant has offered 27 of the homes to be classed as “affordable”.

The developers have also offered the land for construction traffic for a nearby 49-home application off Hawks Road and said it would help alleviate residents’ traffic concerns about that build.

“In summary, the proposed development will have a minimal/negligible visual impact on its surrounding area and will not adversely affect the landscape character and setting of the settlement of Welton,” said the developers.