Developer submits revised plans for Winceby Gardens housing development

A developer is looking to build a reduced 89-home development in Horncastle after a previous application was refused.

Gleeson Homes has applied to East Lindsey District Council for permission for the development off Winceby Gardens.

It follows a refusal for 97 homes on the site in December 2019 after councillors failed to be impressed by the designs.

The planning committee said the proposal was too dense, had an inappropriate amount of landscaping and open space, poorly sited play area and was overbearing of existing homes on Banovallum Gardens.

A large number of objections had also been received, including from Horncastle Town Council.

Local residents feared the plans would increase the use of nearby roads as a ‘rat run’. 

Documents before ELDC said the new plans hoped to address the concerns.

They said new open space to the north of the site would provide a ‘buffer zone’ with Banovallum Gardens, while the road layout would be ‘pedestrian friendly’.

The new homes will include 24 two-bedroom, 58 three-bedroom and seven four-bedroom houses.

The documents said: “In developing this proposal, the applicant has sought to create an attractive, safe, secure and sustainable housing scheme, which is affordable to local residents and, most importantly, is deliverable.

“The layout and design approach aim to create a form of development that is appropriate given the location and context together with the shape of the site, topography and relationship to other uses.

“In addressing the reasons for refusal pursuant to the previous application, this proposal incorporates the following amendments; reduced density, increased amount of landscaping, public open space including a play area and the provision of open space adjacent to the north boundary to provide a buffer zone between the development and existing properties on Banovallum Gardens.”

Outline approval for 90 homes on the site was approved in September 2016.