Plans submitted for 141 additional homes in Louth

Developers have submitted plans to build 141 homes on land south of Chestnut Drive, Louth, alongside the 100 new homes already being built.

The proposed site location (in red outline) can be seen below Chestnut Drive, with Monks Dyke Road to the west.

The outline plans, submitted by Barton Willmore on behalf of applicant Mr. R. Morton/KCS Developments, would see the 141 new homes being built on land to the south of the new development currently under construction (Tennyson Fields), with proposed access roads connecting the estate via Chestnut Drive/Tennyson Fields to the north, and Monks Dyke Road to the south-west.

The proposals include 37 two-bed houses, 80 three-bed houses, and 24 four-bed houses. There would be 18 ‘affordable homes’ on the estate.

If approved, the new homes will become the third and final phase of housing on land to the south of Chestnut Drive, with all land being allocated for development in East Lindsey District Council’s Local Plan.

The illustrated plan faintly shows the neighbouring development, currently under construction.

A design and access statement submitted on behalf of the applicant states: “The proposed development is for 141 dwelling houses, with the addition of a number of adjoining single garages.

“There are seven dwelling types, comprised of a mix of terraced, semi-detached, and detached houses.

“The scheme boasts a mix of layout variations to give the street scene character and to offer choice to the end user.

“In addition, the site includes large areas of green space in a number of locations for a variety of purposes.”

As the current application is an ‘outline application’ at this stage, details regarding the means of access, landscaping and layout are to be considered.

Although the application site is located near Monks Dyke - originally a medieval watercourse created by the monks at Louth Park Abbey - an archeological assessment by Prospect Archeology said: “In view of the absence of evidence for heritage assets from the site to the north, it is concluded that there is no archaeological potential and there is no significance to the site.”

• To have your say on the proposals, visit ELDC’s online planning portal and search for application N/092/01017/20.