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Re-designed plans submitted for 18 affordable homes near Lincoln

Plans have been submitted for 18 affordable homes in a village near Lincoln.

We’ve worked with local construction company Lindum to develop the proposals for a 2.23 acre site to the south of Vasey Close in Bassingham.

It comes after an earlier application for 23 houses was refused by planning officers.

Marcus Keys, Longhurst Group’s Executive Director of Growth and Development, said: “We’ve worked closely with our partners at Lindum on these revised plans and believe that this proposal will deliver much needed affordable housing to the area.

We’ve taken on board the feedback from our previous application and believe we’ve found a solution that meets both the local housing need and addresses previous concerns.

“As per our Improving Lives vision, we’re committed to providing the homes people want, where they’re needed most and we believe this planned development will help us to continue to do just that.

“If approved, the homes on this development will also be made available across multiple tenures, meaning we’ll be providing opportunities to many local people who wish to get onto the property ladder.”

What will the development include?

The planned development includes a mix of homes including one and two bed bungalows, as well as two and three bed houses, most of which are semi-detached.

Each home will have its own individual garden space and appropriate private parking provision in what will be a high-quality housing development.

Expansion space for the Bassingham Surgery is also provided as part of the application.

Lindum Land and Planning Manager Robert Jays said: “This application is considerate of, and responds well to, the points raised in the previous planning refusal.

We’ve moved the scheme west, so it’s better connected to the built form of Bassingham. We’ve also included some land in the application to be dedicated to the doctor’s surgery for future expansion and also included land to provide Biodiversity Net Gain.

“The proposed development will make a much-needed contribution towards the affordable housing provision in Bassingham. We believe benefits of the scheme far outweigh any potential negatives and hope planning permission for the proposals will be supported.”

Who supports the plans?

The plans have been submitted following continued positive discussions with Bassingham Parish Council, which continues to support of the revised proposals.

A decision will be made by North Kesteven District Council’s planning committee in due course.

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