A housing firm has submitted a detailed planning application for the first stage of a 400-home development in Stamford.
Taylor Wimpey wants to build 70 houses on land off Tinwell Road in Stamford.
Known as Exeter Down, the development would form the first phase of the Exeter Fields estate, which would stretch to Empingham Road. An outline planning application for the site as a whole was approved by South Kesteven District Council in May last year.
Managing director of Taylor Wimpey East Midlands Dominic Harman said: “We are pleased to have submitted our reserved matters planning application for the first phase of 70 much-needed homes at Exeter Fields in Stamford, which has been designed following a very constructive period of public consultation with the local community and the planning authority. Our proposals follow a very strict design brief which will help to create a brand new sense of place that will complement the historic values of Stamford.
“Our first phase application details how we will provide all of the new infrastructure and the location of 25 affordable homes which will be available for local people to gain access to a new property in Stamford.
“We now await the council’s decision on our application and we look forward to beginning work in the spring of next year should our plans be approved.”
Commercial Estates Group put together the initial plans for the development, which was previously known as Stamford West.
Taylor Wimpey was then selected by landowners, the Cecil Estate Family Trust, to build the houses at Exeter Fields.
Of the 400 new homes, 35 per cent will be affordable properties. The development will also include a business park; a neighbourhood centre; community facilities and public open spaces.
Two junctions including a roundabout will be created from Empingham Road and one from Tinwell Road.
Initial plans for the first phase of houses were put on display during a public exhibition at Stamford Arts Centre in May this year.
Prior to outline permission being granted, the plans faced strong opposition from the South West Approaches Protection Group, which was formed to protest against developments in that area, and Stamford Chamber of Trade and Commerce. Both said building on the east of the town was more suitable.