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Last chance to have a say on 48-homes plan

David Taylor, chairman of the Stamford! Protect Our Green Space group, with the view behind that will be lost if the plans are approved

David Taylor, chairman of the Stamford! Protect Our Green Space group, with the view behind that will be lost if the plans are approved

 

Campaigners fighting plans for 48 houses on a greenfield site have warned that time is running out to prevent the development.

Kier Homes originally applied for planning permission in January to build the houses in Kettering Road, Stamford, which it says will “meet a need for quality housing” in the town.

Kier has recently made a series of minor changes to its application, following discussions with planning officers, and as such South Kesteven District Council has written to all those who had previously objected to the plans. But people only have until Monday to respond as the application is scheduled to be discussed at the next meeting on May 27.

Hundreds of nearby residents have raised concerns about the impact the new homes would have on traffic.

David Taylor, of Wothorpe Road, set up the protest group Stamford! Protect Our Green Space to oppose the plans. A petition he set up attracted more than 700 signatures.

Mr Taylor said the group’s main concerns were the impact the development would have on road safety and traffic congestion on the “already gridlocked roads of St Martin’s and the risk of additional ‘rat’ running on Wothorpe Road, Burghley Lane, Park Lane and First Drift”.

He added: “Objections should also highlight that Stamford will lose a traditional heritage site on the outskirts of town, green fields and a spectacular historically-acknowledged view of the town from the south which will be visually intrusive and completely out of character with the area.

“If democracy is to prevail please make your SKDC councillor, and the Planning Department, aware that you object, before it’s too late.”

Anyone who wishes to object can do so by writting to the district council or on its website, which is www.southkesteven.gov.uk and searching for the planning application with the reference S13/3322.

 

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