Plans to build 215 houses near Boston have been submitted to the borough council.
The plans, for land off Middlegate Road West, between Frampton and Kirton, have been submitted by Larkfleet Limited, trading as Allison Homes.
A planning statement sent to Boston Borough Council says the development will provide ‘a number of key benefits’ including:
l Significant contribution to the Local Planning Authority’s (LPA’s) housing supply;
l Provision of affordable housing units;
l Provision of funds directly to the Lincolnshire Community Foundation for community focused projects;
l And a number of landscaping and open space initiatives in a relatively low density development.
The statement says the application ‘responds to an acknowledged need for new housing’ - in particularly the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan’s requirement for 500 new homes in Kirton.
The applicants also say the development will ‘help strengthen Kirton’s position in the settlement hierarchy (an identified Main Service Centre) and its existing services and benefits’.
The statement said: “The application has a number of economic, social and environmental benefits (some of which are listed above) and when considered cumulatively constitute the development proposal being sustainable development. Whilst building outside (albeit adjacent) to the settlement boundary results in some harm in the planning balance, this is not sufficient to significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of the scheme.”
Two vehicular accesses to the site will be from Middlegate Road West.
A public consultation in July saw residents raise concerns over roads, drains and other facilities in Kirton with a number suggesting they were already ‘struggling to cope’.
However, the statement has provided some solutions to those concerns, including sustainable drainage technique’s in the form of ponds and swales, a boundary.
To comment on the proposals visit Boston Borough Council’s planning portal reference B/16/0380