Concerns over plan to build up to 100 homes

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Concerns have been raised over plans to build up to 100 new homes in Stickney - but developers say the scheme will compliment the village.

The proposals, by Wilkinson Properties, would see houses built on a 4.6 hectare site situated off the A16, Main Road.

Residents have issued a number of objections and a petition is being drawn up to present to East Lindsey District Council (ELDC).

Some objectors fear there could be an increase in traffic issues and noise disturbance, and impact on the local infrastructure and wildlife.

Tracy Lamy-Edwards, from Stickney Residents Association, said ‘green agricultural fields are the proposed development site,’ adding that there are ‘already 67 unfinished plots around the village’.

A spokeman for Wilkinson Properties told The Standard: “The plans are in the very early stages, but we would like to assure residents it would be a very pretty, low-density scheme, with big gardens and green recreational spaces.

“We are also planning to consult with residents over which designs they would prefer - being mindful that the properties fit in with the local surroundings.”

A spokesman for ELDC said: “The consultation stage has now closed and we are in the process of reviewing all corresepondence, including resident comments and petitions.

“A date for it to go to committee is yet to be decided.”

The plans include a new access road from the A16 to the proposed development.