The site as seen from Spalding Road.

Homes bid for lifestyle centre

A bid to build 72 homes on the current Spalding Lifestyle and Garden Centre commercial premises next to Johnson Hospital has been submitted.

Kaplan Property Group is looking to build 57 two-storey homes and 15 two- and three-storey flats as well as a public open space on the site just off Spalding Road in Pinchbeck.

Spalding Lifestyle is currently home to a garden centre, cafe and other businesses including Uptown Vinyl, comic and collectable store Strange Apparitions, Paul Jo Bikes and Pendragon Antiques.

The current building would be demolished to make way for the homes.

A public open space would also be created at the rear of the site which the applicant says is listed on the emerging Local Plan for residential development.

As with the current site, access to the development will be from the existing roundabout that also serves Johnson Hospital.

The Design and Access Statement accompanying the application writing by Lance Wiggins of Landmark Planning, states of the road access to the 72 homes: “Given that the existing lawful use could generate an appreciable number of vehicle movements, no significant increase in vehicle movements would arise as a result of the proposals and the development.”

The statement continues: “The proposed development would give rise to much needed smaller mixed tenure dwellings which would assist with meeting housing need locally.

“The proposal would preserve the character of the area and no significant harm to residential amenity would result from the proposals.

Leave a Reply