Plans to build new homes get go-ahead

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A SERIES of housing developments have been given the go-ahead by district councillors.

South Kesteven District Council’s development control committee met on Tuesday and approved five developments in Bourne, Market Deeping, Deeping St James, Morton and Castle Bytham.

An outline proposal for 15 affordable developments in The Old Quarry in Castle Bytham was approved while the other applications were deferred until planning officers and the developers thrash out the details of their section 106 agreements, which are legal agreements in which the developer gives money towards improvements to facilities like schools and roads.

Persimmon Homes put forward an outline plan for a residential development and playareas, allotments and open space on land between Godsey Lane and Towngate East in Market Deeping.

There will be about 120 homes on the site, which will be built in two phases. Permission has already been granted for the first 95 homes off Godsey Lane. This application was for the second phase of the build.

Larkfleet Homes wants to build 20 affordable homes and roads to access the site, which is on land west of Bourne Road in Morton.

Larkfleet Homes withdrew a previous application for 30 homes on the site.

The outline application in Deeping St James was also put forward by Larkfleet Homes, for 14 houses in Broadgate Lane, which will be a mixture of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses.

These applications were recommended for approval by planning officers.

An applicant, of Mill Drove, Bourne, applied to demolish the former Fossitt and Thorne garage in Eastgate, Bourne, and replace it with 11 townhouses.

The application was resbumitted because more time is needed to finish the build. Officers recommended it was deferred because of the section 106 agreement.