Phase two homes for Bourne site are set for green light

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PLANS for 46 new homes in Bourne have been recommended for approval as part of the second phase of a residential development.

South Kesteven District Council will discuss the proposals for Wherry’s Yard off South Road at a development control committee meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

The plans for the western side of the site, include a mix of two and three storey homes which will be detached, semi-detached and terraced properties.

It would include 58 parking spaces and 24 garages. The proposal for the development also includes junction improvements into the site from South Road.

An area of public open space is proposed towards the far western end of the site too.

Planning officers have put forward their reasons why the planning application by developer Linden Homes, formerly Stamford Homes, should be approved.

They are urging councillors to approve the residential development proposal because it is on a brownfield site which has already been partly developed for housing.

If given the go-ahead, these plans would finish off the redevelopment of the former railway siding and yard area.

The existing children’s nursery, Headstart Nursery, remains on the site and has been incorporated into the proposals.

Planning permission was granted for the first phase of the development for 46 homes on the eastern side of the site in 2008.

The application three years ago was the third application Stamford Homes submitted.

Two previous applications for 121 properties were rejected in 2006 because of highways concerns.

The committee will also consider another planning application by the developer next week, which involves a minor change to this first phase which is still being completed.

Linden Homes has applied to change the design for part of the site, which includes building five homes instead of four.

This proposal has also been recommended for approval.