The land off Stockwell Gate

Decision deferred on 37 homes

A plan to build 37 homes off Stockwell Gate in Whaplode has been deferred after councillors raised a host of questions about the application.

Outline permission has already been granted for the proposal by Stinders Homes.
The final reserved matters application came before South Holland District Council on Tuesday night.
Councillors raised a host of concerns about the proposals.
They included the lack of clarity of how and where bins would be collected and the lack of consultation with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue about the access for emergency vehicles.
The meeting was also told that the areas set aside for drainage had trees in them, something Coun Chris Brewis claimed would cause problems.
Questions were also asked about the adoption of the roads, the size of the properties planned and the open spaces on the site.
There were also concerns over traffic, although Lincolnshire County Council’s Highways department raised no objections.
Coun Allan Beal, who lives opposite the site, said: “The main issue is the concept of having so many drives onto Stockwell Gate which is a very narrow and well-used route by local farmers.
“They’ve reduced the car parking spaces to make it so people with large vehicle would struggle to park there.
“The design is a vast improvement but I have to totally disagree with Highways.”
Coun Paul Redgate asked them to come back on the garden sizes, to look at the accesses on to the road, the removal of bin collection points and confirm what details were held on the open spaces.
The application will go back before the Planning Committee at a later date.

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