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Rutland County Council receives planning application for 93-home development in Cottesmore

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Plans have been submitted to build 93 houses in a village.

Loughborough-based developer William Davis Homes has submitted an application for 93 homes on land behind Mill Lane, in Cottesmore, to Rutland County Council.

The developers say 30 per cent of the development, which ranges from one to five-bedroomed houses, will be affordable homes.

William Davis Homes has submitted plans for 93 homes in Cottesmore
William Davis Homes has submitted plans for 93 homes in Cottesmore

A number of applications for large-scale developments have been submitted for Rutland in recent months following the council's decision to scrap the proposed Local Plan last September and start work on a new one.

The Cottesmore plans also include a community orchard or garden, wildflower meadows, a children’s playground and extra parking to ease congestion at St Nicholas Primary School opposite the site.

The developers met Cottesmore Parish Council in February where concerns raised included the effect on natural habitats and scale of the plans.

In a written response the council said it would remove a 'considerable amount of surrounding countryside' and could increase the village population, excluding Kendrew Barracks by 'as much as 25 to 30 per cent'.

The developers say there would be no net loss in the range of plants, insects and other wildlife.

David Dodge, development director for William Davis Homes, said: “We have worked very hard to ensure that this development will bring real positives for Cottesmore. We will continue to listen to local people.”

The company also say they anticipate entering into an agreement with the county council over funding for local amenities, including schools, roads, recreation facilities, policing and healthcare provision.

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