Campaigners battling to halt a major new housing development in Horncastle will be hoping to gain vital backing when they hold a public meeting tonight (Tuesday) at Stanhope Hall (7pm).
Developers Gladman have submitted a planning application to East Lindsey District Council for up to 300 new homes at Langton Hill.
However, many local residents are opposed to the scheme and have already formed a campaign group.
They have organised tonight’s meeting to outline their case - and hopefully win support from members of the public.
The group claims the development should not be built because it would involve a hill-top site which they claim is a direct contravention of planning regulations.
The group has also listed several other concerns, including the possibility of increased flooding and pressure on Horncastle’s existing infrastructure.
Already, Lincolnshire County Council has said it will expect any developers to pay more than £800,000 to boost facilities at local schools.
There has been widespread support for the group although Gladman have countered by saying there is a need for new housing in Horncastle.
The company has also revealed the scheme could create hundreds of new jobs over the five years of construction and inject much needed investment into the town’s economy.
They have also said plans - which include a ‘holding’ lake - will satisfy any concerns about flooding and other drainage issues.
The Langton Hill application is one of several new housing developments planned for Horncastle.
Planners are also due to make a decision on an application for 129 new homes off Mareham Road - and on another development off Churchill Avenue.
Prominent members of Horncastle Town Council have expressed their concerns about the proposals and will discuss the Langton Hill application at a planning and development committee meeting next Tuesday.