Councillors oppose new homes on town site

Planning
Planning

Town councillors in Horncastle have voted to oppose plans for 14 new homes at a site off Lincoln Road.

Residents attended a meeting of the council’s planning committee to voice their concerns.

While they supported the development of the site, residents felt the number of homes was unsuitable and had issues about traffic, flooding and a loss of privacy.

Councillors agreed that the proposals would lead to an ‘over-intensification’ of the site and agreed a smaller development of bungalows would be more suitable.

They noted flooding had been a problem in the area and the main access would be on to an already busy Lincoln Road.

They also shared residents’ concerns about the potential loss off light and privacy.

Committee members again said they were worried about the cumulative impact of several developments planned for the town.

They stressed the need for improvements to be carried out to education, health, drainage and roads.

A final decision on the application will be made by East Lindsey District Council.