183 homes to the west of Uppingham approved by Rutland County Council as well as 14 homes in Tinwell
Up to 183 homes have received planning approval to the west of Uppingham.
The development will consist of two plots, to the north and south of Leicester Road.
The larger scheme to the north is 5.86ha sited in a field between Shepherd’s Way to the west and opposite the Bloor Homes development.
It is for up to 163 homes.
The smaller scheme is to the south of Leicester Road, on 0.84ha of agricultural land west of Uppingham School Sports Centre.
It is for up to 20 homes and would integrate access with the Bloor Homes development to the west.
In addition to the homes, there would also be new streets, public open space and play areas. They also promise a ‘handsome frontage’ to Leicester Road.
Both outline planning applications from Charles Richardson, on behalf of Robinsons, were approved last week by the planning committee of Rutland County Council.
The committee also approved plans for 14 homes in Tinwell.
A council report said the Uppingham homes were on land already allocated for housing in the neighbourhood plan.
Masterplans for the sites have already been created, with final designs at the reserved matters stage “expected to a high standard of urban design”.
It added that existing development nearby had set a precedent meaning “there is no over-riding reason to prevent the whole being developed now in a comprehensive fashion”.
Both schemes are also subject to Section 106 agreements on affordable housing and highway improvements.
Planning committee also approved an application from Jonathan Gibbison of Hereward Homes to demolish a steel barn and erect 14 homes on brownfield land off Casterton Lane, Tinwell.
The scheme, which includes four affordable homes, would be “of good quality”, said a council report.
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