Linden Homes wins appeal to build 46 homes in South Road, Bourne

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A DEVELOPER has been given the go-ahead to build 46 homes in Bourne after a successful appeal.

Linden Homes was refused permission to build the second phase of its development in the old Wherry’s Yard in South Road, Bourne, by South Kesteven District Council in October.

Despite planning officers recommending the plans for approval, councillors said at the time that there were enough homes planned for Bourne.

They also pointed to the core strategy, a planning document drawn up by the council to guide where development should take place which advised that until 2016, house-building in Bourne should be restricted to sites which had planning permission when the strategy was adopted in 2010.

Linden Homes appealed the decision and at a planning inquiry on May 22 argued that councillors had ignored the advice of the Government’s national planning policy framework.

The developer argued that there was a shortage of housing across South Kesteven and their plans should be approved to help make it up.

Today (Thursday) planning inspector Andrew Jeyes upheld the appeal and granted planning permission, saying the houses should be built to make up for the shortfall.