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Affordable homes plan for Stamford

Plans are underway to build 33 affordable flats and houses on land near the river in Stamford.

The proposal, which has been drawn up by Longhurst Group, would develop an area of grassland behind Bowman Mews, south of Priory Road.

Vehicle access to the site would be from Cherryholt Road, while there would also be a new pedestrian access created between two homes on Priory Road.

A Longhurst Group spokesman said: “We are confident that there is a significant need for affordable housing in Stamford.

“According to the latest available figures from Homes England, the typical price of a home in South Kesteven is nine times that of the average wage in the district, underlining the requirement for a development of this kind in the area.

“These current proposals would provide up to 33 new affordable homes, including six flats and 27 houses.

“We recognise that nearby residents will have specific questions about these proposals and have therefore organised a series of opportunities to meet with our project team, share their views and ask any questions they may have.

“We look forward to the chance to speak with local residents and the opportunity to further outline how these proposals tackle significant local need.”

Town councillor Harrish Bisnauthsing (Lib Dem) said: “We need affordable homes for young people as there is a shortage in Stamford, so I’m all for it.

“What we will need to watch is that the layout of the new properties respects the privacy of people’s existing homes, and that any development doesn’t block the sunshine from the Priory Road allotments.”

While some of the site does fall within a flood zone, Longhurst said no homes will be built on this section.

Kier built the Bowman Mews homes six years ago.

Longhurst has invited site neighbours to meet them in Stamford on March 27. People can also email info@priory-gardens.co.uk

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