Louth Road a preferable site for houses?

Horncastle Louth Road Plans
Horncastle Louth Road Plans
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80 new homes on the outskirts of Horncastle off Louth Road is residents’ preferred option developers said after a public exhibition last week.

Larkfleet Homes told the 
News that it had listened to people visiting the exhibition, held at Horncastle Community Centre on Wednesday December 11, and taken their comments and concerns on -board.

Mark Croker, of the Bourne based developers, said fears about sewage and run-off would be addressed in the companies revised plans, which it hopes to submit to East Lindsey District Council’s planners in the new year.

Andrew Wintersgill of strategic planners David Lock Associates said: “I think there is a general acceptance that this site is a preferable site to develop.

“Several people have commented it is a preferable site to Langton Hill and Mareham Road.”

But not all residents seem to agree with 
Mr Wintersgill. Cathy Pritchard wrote on the Horncastle News’ Facebook page: “Accepting of the new development? Me thinks not.”

Following residents comments developers will also look at extending the 30mph and 40mph speed limits on Louth Road to encompass the new homes and improve road safety.

Mr Wintersgill added: “This is all part of the consultation. We have even had some 
very near neighbours of 
the site come in and they 
were very understanding 
of the need to develop here.”

The developer will also look to install a new pedestrian crossing on Louth Road to enable residents to cross and access Horncastle Primary School.

Construction of the site would begin in autumn next year if planning permission is granted and a community 
fund of £40,000 would be given to Horncastle Town Council by the 
developers to improve facilities nearby.