Plans for 92 homes in Gosberton passed

An application to build 92 homes in Gosberton has been given the green light by planners.

The land off York Gardens had been ear-marked for housing as part of the South and East Lincolnshire Local Plan.
It had been pencilled in to having up to 76 home on site, but developer Gleeson Homes initially asked for planning permission for 96 homes.
The number was reduced to 92 dwellings with 23 affordable homes before it was passed by South Holland District Council’s Planning Committee last night (Wednesday).
Gleeson’s senior line manager Hayley Clarke spoke to the meeting and took the unusual step of telling the committee the two bedroom ‘starter homes’ would be on the market for around £187,295 which, the company said, would work out at a mortgage payment of roughly £690 a month.
“It will provide much needed affordable home development in this area,” she said. “Gleeson have worked hard with the officers to bring low cost homes to this area.”
Gosberton Parish Council objected to the proposal citing ‘over development’ while the planning officer’s report recommending it be granted listed numerous concerns from members of the public, but didn’t say how many objections had been received.
Councillors though largely praised the development.
Coun Paul Redgate said: “It is pleasing to see a developer delivering large scale affordable housing in the rural areas.
“We always lambast developers not thinking about retaining affordables in the villages.
“It’s a great opportunity to keep people in their rural communities.”
Coun Rob Gibson added: “It’s nice and open, spread out and has affordables.
“It’s the first time I’ve heard about the thought process behind the prices and I like it.”

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