Concerned residents say no to new Wesley Way homes


Residents on an estate in Horncastle are already lining up to oppose plans for 23 new dwellings near to their own properties.

Lindum Homes has submitted an application for the low-cost affordable homes - including semi-detaches house, terraced houses and flats - on land off Wesley Way.

The application was withdrawn last summer but it has been re-submitted.

Almost a dozen people have sent in letters of objection to planners at East Lindsey District Council.

Residents claim the scheme is the first phase of what would be a much larger scale development.

They raise a number of others issues, including flooding concerns, an increase in traffic and a lack of public transport.

One person, who is not named, points out the site borders land off Mareham Road where ELDC’s planning committee last month rejected an application for 129 new homes because of flooding issues.

One resident says: “This is no doubt the ‘foot in the door’ to increase development in this area.

“There will be an increase in traffic and a strain on drainage in a flood plain. It is already recognised as a flood risk area by insurance companies.”

In a written submission, ELDC’s Housing Strategy 
officer supports the scheme.

She says there is a lack of low-cost housing in the town and adds that 163 households have indicated they would like to live in Horncastle. She welcomes provision for one-bedroom flats.

The application was discussed by Horncastle Town Council last night (Tuesday).