Group to submit 80 home plan for land off Louth Road, Horncastle

The proposed site (marked in red) where 80 homes would be developed by Larkfleet Homes

The proposed site (marked in red) where 80 homes would be developed by Larkfleet Homes

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Protestors against new housing being built in Horncastle look set to take further action after a housing developer has announced a consultation for 80 new homes in the town.

Larkfleet Homes, part of the Larkfleet Group, is bringing forward proposals for a development of approximately 80 new homes on land off the A153 Louth Road.

The plans come as campaigners are currently battling development proposals for 300 homes on Langton Hill, over 100 homes on Mareham Road and further plans for Churchill Avenue.

In a press release Larkfleet Homes said: “There continues to be a need for homes in the area, and our proposed development will go some way to meet this local need.

“The new homes will be a mixture of two, three, four and five bedroom two-storey houses.

“There will also be an area of public open space with a children’s play area included as part of the development.”

A public exhibition on Larkfleet’s proposals will take place at Horncastle’s Community Centre on Wednesday December 11 between 2pm and 7pm.

Members of the project team from Larkfleet will be in attendance to answer questions about the proposals.

The press release adds that Larkfleet will create a small community fund with this project offering £500 for each house built - potentially giving Horncastle £40,000.

This fund could then be used by the town council.

Associate Director of Strategic Projects at Larkfleet Group Tim Slater said: “The proposed development will help meet growing housing needs both nationally and locally.

“We are keen to consult local people on these proposals and we urge residents to come along to the public exhibition.”