65 homes and school staff car park refused at Dunholme

The plans for 65 houses at Dunholme that were refused
The plans for 65 houses at Dunholme that were refused

Outline planning permission for up to 65 houses and a staff car park to serve St Chads Primary School in Dunholme has been turned down by West Lindsey District Council.

The proposal from Gin Property Ltd was for a 4.5ha site in a grassed paddock off Ryland Road, west of Cottingham Court, that is outside the current development boundary for Dunholme.

Access to the development would be through improved access on the west side of Ryland Road, to the north of Cottingham Court. There would also be associated public open space.

A council report says Dunholme Parish Council believed the entrance to the proposed car park was too dangerous, with users still having to cross the busy Ryland Road.

The developer was willing to contribute towards road improvements as well as contribute to fund a dozen places at William Farr School, which is already predicted to fill to capacity.

The report concludes the development would bring 65 homes, including 17 affordable homes, to meet a housing need, including help the council meet its 5-year housing land shortfall.

“The development would take place in the narrow undeveloped break between the settlements of Dunholme and Welton. The development would be a perceptable and permanent intrusion within the gap that would lead to the perception and coalesence and significantly harm the character and setting of the two villages.”

“The proposed access road would be expected to lead to noise and nuisance to the detriment of the residential amenities enjoyed at properties within Cottingham Court,” it said.