275 homes in Dunholme plan

Planning applications
Planning applications

Chestnut Homes has finally submitted its planning application for 275 homes off Honeyholes Lane, Dunholme.

The application to West Lindsey District Council follows public consultation the Rasen Mail reported on in July.

Some 8.65 acres of agricultural land is affected at the south west of the village between Honeyholes Lane and Lincoln Road.

If approved, the houses would be built in a variety of sizes and densities, ranging from 1, 2, and 3-bedroomed terraces and semis aimed at first-time buyers and downsizers, to larger 3, 4, and 5-bed family homes.

Densities would average 30-35 to an hectare, but the plans suggest a compact density in the centre of the development, with medium density development by the existing village and lower density housing on the rural edge.

The housing styles are designed to “reflect the simple natural vernacular” of Dunholme and 25 per cent would be ‘affordable’ housing.

The development includes one acre of public space, comprising of a village green and children’s play areas.

The application reported a small minority of locals opposing the development and just over 40 per cent actually in favour.