275 homes and eight-acre commercial use for Rasen

Developers want to build 275 new homes on land off Caistor Road in Market Rasen EMN-150806-113250001
Developers want to build 275 new homes on land off Caistor Road in Market Rasen EMN-150806-113250001

Chestnut Homes has told West Lindsey District Council it is seeking to build 275 homes off Caistor Road and have eight acres for commercial use.

The developer has written to West Lindsey District Council to request a ‘screening opinion’ as to whether it needs to undertake an environmental impact assessment as part of a future planning application for the 28-acre site.

Chestnut’s land and development surveyor says the project would be “a mixed use development consisting of residential development and eight acres of commercial land to be accessed from Caistor Road”.

“Residential development in the region of 275 dwellings comprising of single and two-storey dwellings with densities of approximately 13/14 units per acre,” said a letter to WLDC principal development management officer Jonathan 
Cadd.

“We entrust the screening opinion will be conducted within the stated framework of the stated three weeks,” added the letter dated May 28.

Chestnut declined to further comment to the Rasen Mail but its submissions were posted last week onto West Lindsey’s website.

The company, which already has projects in Market Rasen, said its new scheme lies outside the existing settlement boundary in West Lindsey’s current local plan but it can be supported “in principle in order to help fulfiul the council’s growth objective and deliver much needed housing in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable 
manner”.

Chestnut says its plans have “an opportunity to extend the site to north incorporating additional land south of Brimmer Beck” and an “opportunity to create gateway developemnt in one of the main entrances to the town”.