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Langtoft Parish Council wants plans for 37 homes at Gee's Farm off East End in the village to be refused by South Kesteven District

A parish council wants plans for a housing development in a village to be refused.

Langtoft Parish Council is calling on South Kesteven District Council to reject an application for 37 homes at Gee’s Farm off East End in the village.

The parish council, in its formal response to the plans, said they would have an ‘adverse impact’ on the village because of a ‘lack of infrastructure couple with the unproven need’.

The A15 junction in Langtoft. Photo: Google Maps
The A15 junction in Langtoft. Photo: Google Maps

They say in South Kesteven’s daft local plan, it proposes the required housing allocation for Langtoft will be met by a development of 35 houses on a brownfield site off Stowe Road.

The parish council believes there is ‘not currently a need for further properties’, and said no support had been expressed during a meeting on September 23 and were concerned about the loss of ‘valuable’ arable farming land.

It was also feared there could be ‘creeping development’ from the indicative site plan that shows potential future access to adjacent land.

The nearby A15 crossroad also concerned the parish council as well as the pressure it will put on the surrounding single-track roads to avoid the junction.

Access from East End onto the crossroads has been described as ‘dangerous’ as poor visibility to the north makes it difficult to see approaching traffic.

The parish council say ‘any proposed increase in traffic’ will only add to the risk of accidents there.

There were also concerns about the demolition of 22 East End, an art deco bungalow in the village’s conservation area, the proximity to a grade II listed dovecote and the loss of a public footpath through open countryside and become 'yet another path through a residential area.

Langtoft Parish Council said the village school, pre-school and after school club 'are already oversubscribed' and the Deepings Medical Centre 'cannot cope with existing demands'.

They also objected to the proposed extension of the cemetery and car park.

If the application is given the go-ahead, the parish council said they would want 'significant funds' from the developer to improve the A15 crossroads.

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