A large housing development has been the given the go-ahead for Kirton – with 140 new homes to be built on farmland in the village.
The plan, lodged by Lindum Homes, will see houses, flats and affordable homes built on agricultural land off Boston Road, between Kirton Medical Centre and the cemetery.
At a meeting of the borough council’s planning committee, members voted to approve the plans.
“We believe, in principle, this site is suitable for residential development,” said the council’s development control manager Paul Edwards.
“In terms of affect on neighbours, we won’t know that until we get a detailed layout, with the heights of homes.”
The committee noted that Lindum Homes will ‘gift land’ for a extension to the cemetery as part of the development.Existing mature trees around the site are to be retained, and the developers will plants more, as well as installing bird boxes.
Coun Michael Brookes said: “It looks like a highly-sustainable proposal in a highly-sustainable location.”
Kirton parish councillor Alan Lee added: “There are places in the village that I would have sooner seen developed before this – but providing its the right type of development on the site, I will also support it.”
The application was granted, subject to conditions of layout, appearance and scale being met. Boston Preservation Trust also approves the application.