Plan to build 37 homes on Stamford brownfield plot

The location of William May Developments' plan for 37 homes off Uffington Road in Stamford (red). Plans for a care homes/assisted living development (blue) are likely to be submitted in August. Photo: Google EMN-150722-120800001
The location of William May Developments' plan for 37 homes off Uffington Road in Stamford (red). Plans for a care homes/assisted living development (blue) are likely to be submitted in August. Photo: Google EMN-150722-120800001
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A developer who wants to build 37 homes on a brownfield site in Stamford hopes to turn the land into something useful.

Nottingham-based William May Developments has submitted a planning application for the land off Uffington Road, to the south of the Hindmarch Peugeot showroom and opposite Mole Country Stores.

The development would include a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes and affordable one and two-bedroom apartments.

The site has been allocated for housing in South Kesteven District Council’s development plan. An area of land next door, to the south of the Meadow View business units, has been set aside for employment use.

The planning application suggests it will become a care home and assisted living site.

William May managing director Ian Jowett said: “The plan uses the brownfield land up, which is what the Government says we are supposed to do. It’s a useful piece of land to develop; more so than a nice green farmer’s field.”

Mr Jowett said it was important to provide a mix of housing to attract buyers of all ages and incomes.

“It’s a nice area but you also need some two-beds for cheaper living to get new people in houses. We also want a mixture of older people and young families living together.

“It’s a beautiful view and will hopefully be a nice change from what is currently there.”

According to the planning application the house types would be spread out across the development, with the affordable apartments mixed in with the larger houses.

House features such as roofs and windows have been designed with inspiration from existing homes in Stamford.

There will also be an area of open space, next to Hudds Mill, which will be used for water run-off. It will not be open to the public.

Access to the housing development from Uffington Road will be via the existing road opposite Mole Country Stores, which will be improved.

Mr Jowett said he expected a separate planning application by a care home provider to be submitted by the end of August.

He added: “It will be assisted living for over-55s.”

Visit www.southkesteven.gov.uk to see the plans.