More new homes in pipeline for Woodhall

Plans for the proposed site off Tattershall Road, Woodhall Spa
Plans for the proposed site off Tattershall Road, Woodhall Spa

Battle lines are being drawn in Woodhall Spa over controversial plans for two new housing developments.

Witham Trading Company has submitted plans to East Lindsey District Council for 49 new homes and a nature reserve on land off Tattershall Road.

That comes amid mounting speculation about proposals by Waterloo Housing to build a new development in the Alexandra Road area.

Waterloo already have permission to build on one site, but that land is subject to an on-going application by residents for village green status.

A public inquiry was staged last Thursday into the village green application, but it could be some weeks before any decision is announced.

In the meantime, Waterloo is set to press ahead with plans to develop the Rally Field, whish is adjacent to the village cricket club.

That latter proposal has already led to widespread protests by residents who claim the Rally Field is part of the Jubilee Park complex and an important village amenity.

A spokesman for campaigners fighting the Rally Field plan admitted they were ‘in the dark’ - until the outcome of the village green application was made public.

He said: “Everyone is waiting to see what happens but we are totally opposed to any development of the Rally Field.”

Meanwhile, members of Woodhall Spa Parish Council will discuss the Witham Trading Company proposals at their monthly meeting on October 21.

Parish clerk Amanda Bushell confirmed that she planned to invite the company’s representative Will Nelstrop to the meeting.

The proposed nature reserve would back onto existing properties on Tattershall Road and Arnhem Way while the new homes would be built on what is currently agricultural land.