Plans for 64 new village homes in Pinchbeck

Plans have been submitted for 64 new homes on the outskirts of Pinchbeck.

The site would be accessed from Surfleet Road and incorporates a smaller site which has already been approved for housing.

Currently agricultural land, some 55 per cent of the 10-acre (4.07 ha) site already has approval for homes and both areas will have 25 per cent affordable housing.

The second area is currently outside the development area but “the proposal should be regarded as sustainable development”, says supporting documentation.

Proposed access would be through priority-controlled T-junction to Surfleet Road. There would be no vehicular access from either Green Lane or Bacon’s Lane.

Kirk Homes Ltd have submitted the application to South Holland District Council.

A planning statement accompanying the application says: “The village has a reasonable level of service provision within a short walking distance, local employment and public transport connections by bus to Spalding.”

In terms of affordable housing, the proposed split is 70 per cent rented and 30 per cent affordable home ownership.

The plan also proposes 16 five-bed houses, two four-bed, 22 three-bed and 24 two-bed.

“Whilst greenfield development in this location will undoubtedly alter the character of the surrounding area, it is not considered that this impact would be to a degree that would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits of delivering housing in this location,” says the supporting document.

“In the circumstances of the district’s low housing supply, it is not possible to protect the countryside for its own sake. In any event, there would be limited harm to the landscape setting of this side of the village,” the report adds.

Part of the site was historically a landfill site.

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