70 homes plan for Colsterworth
Plans have been submitted for 70 homes close to the A1.
The estate of the late Susan Goffin has applied to South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) to build the properties on an 11-acre site west of the A1 and north of Bourne Road in Colsterworth..
The outline application says the scheme will feature up to 70 market dwellings, a noise reduction bund, roads, paths and public open space, landscaping and drainage.
The site, currently used as an agricultural field, is south of a storage container depot and existing housing and east of further housing and Colsterworth village. Immediately to the east is the A1, which is why a landscaped bund has been proposed, which would be planted with wild flowers to improve it visually, and to provide a wildlife habitat.
The application says current neighbourhood plans for the Colsterworth limit housing schemes in the village to infill projects of up to ten homes. But it also notes that the site is allocated for 70 homes in the draft South Kesteven Local Plan.
The development would help SKDC deliver on its five-year housing supply. It is within walking distance of village facilities and has road access to the A1.
Drainage works during development would prevent any risk of flooding, the application states.
The applicant is also willing to sign an agreement with SKDC to provide ‘affordable housing’ and make contributions to education, health and other facilities.
The application concluded the development would be “an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable” and contribute to local and national housing ambitions.
It added: “The proposal also offers an appropriate mix of housing that will respond to the area’s local need and affordable housing requirements, whilst ensuring the continued viability of the services in the village.
“The external appearance and scale of the dwellings will reflect the prevailing character and appearance evident in the village.”