65 home plan back on agenda in village

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Plans for 65 homes off Ryland Road, Dunholme, have been resubmitted with a few changes.

West Lindsey District Council refused the earlier proposal from Lincoln-based Gin Property in October because it would harm the character of Dunholme and Welton by bringing the two villages closer together and it would affect residents at nearby Cottingham Court.

The revised proposals from Robert Doughty Consultancy of Sleaford, on behalf of applicant Gin Ltd and landowner Nigel Smith, feature an amended layout to reduce the impact on Cottingham Court.

If approved, there would be 17 2-bed market houses, 22 3-bed houses and nine with four or more bedrooms. There would also be five 2-bed affordable homes, eight 3-bed and four with four or more bedrooms.

Access to a planned staff car park to serve St Chad’s School would now come from the “wider development site” rather than directly from Ryland Road.

The application also says drainage and highways issues have been addressed.

The proposed site covers 4.5ha of open grassland north of Dunholme, sited between it and nearby Welton.

Plans include 1.1ha of open space, which would be dedicated to and managed by the pareish council.

The application says the proposal is is a sustainable location, close to the two village centres. It would provide facilities, affordable housing, enhanced landscaping features, and open space.

It would also help West Lindsey meet its planning policies of having a five year housing supply, while maintaining the protected open break between Dunholme and Welton