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Plans in for 48 homes off Kettering Road, Stamford

Land between First Drift and Kettering Road, including the field that has been earmarked for development.
 Photo: MSMP041113-012ow

Land between First Drift and Kettering Road, including the field that has been earmarked for development. Photo: MSMP041113-012ow

 

A developer believes its plans for a 48-home estate on greenfield land will meet a need for quality housing in Stamford.

Kier Homes has submitted a planning application for land off Kettering Road. The site has been allocated for housing by South Kesteven Distrrict Council.

The developer wants to build a mixture of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, either two or two-and-a-half storeys high.

A spokesman said: “Kier Homes has worked closely with South Kesteven District Council and the local community throughout the planning process to ensure that our development will be a positive addition to the town.

“We believe that our proposals meet a need for quality housing in Stamford that makes best use of the land identified by the council, will support the vibrant community, enhance the built environment through sympathetic design and retain important views where appropriate.”

Some residents have expressed concerns about the impact the homes would have on traffic on Kettering Road. A protest group called Stamford! Protect Our Green Space has been formed and a petition against the development has attracted more than 700 signatures.

A separate application to build about 50 homes on the site of the current Stamford AFC stadium opposite has already been approved.

Kier said it was aware of residents’ concerns and had worked hard to address them.

The spokesman added: “We have endeavoured to take into account residents’ concerns, particularly with regard to traffic movements, and commissioned an independent report which concluded that there were no issues in terms of highway capacity.

“However, we took the decision to undertake additional assessment of the local network to ascertain whether improvements to traffic flow away from the site could be made and continue to work with the local highways team to establish a sustainable solution.”

The developer said it would be happy to contribute some money towards traffic lights at the junction of Kettering Road and High Street St Martin’s.

 

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