Planners back 275 Dunholme homes

Honeyholes Lane in Dunholme EMN-150329-190258001
Honeyholes Lane in Dunholme EMN-150329-190258001

A 275-home housing development at Dunholme is being recommended by West Lindsey planning chiefs, despite opposition from Dunholme and Welton parish councils, plus their residents.

The Chestnut Homes proposal on 8.65ha of open fields between Honeyholes Lane and Lincoln Road, comes before WLDC’s planning committee tonight.

A council report says Dunholme Parish Council has told planners village facilities are already stretched. The roads could not cope with extra traffic and junctions to the A46 are already dangerous. William Farr School has no room to expand and the local GP cannot expand either.

Welton Parish Council says its village lacks facilities and the site will worsen drainage problems. Villagers add this and other projects will spoil the village character and natural habitat will be lost.

But planners say local public transport makes the plans sustainable and they meet shortages for affordable homes. Thus, approval is recommended subject to a S106 agreement, including up to 69 affordable homes, with a financial contributions of £1.25M for education, healthcare and road improvements.