Planners withstand opposition to Dunholme development

Edward Leigh EMN-140723-102526001
Edward Leigh EMN-140723-102526001

Despite massive opposition to plans for 49 homes in Dunholme, West Lindsey planners are recommending the project goes ahead, subject to conditions.

The council’s planning committee meets tonight to determine the application from Ralph Day of Lincoln, for a 3.5ha site just north of Honeyholes Lane.

A council report says Dunholme Parish Council fears the project would reduce the green belt between it and neighbouring Welton, plus the development would place too much stress on services it says are already at or near saturation point.

Welton Parish Council gave similar concerns, also raising drainage fears, plus worries over traffic congestion.

Residents in Honeyholes Lane also opposed the extra traffic the development would bring, they said it would spoil village life, the rural feel of the area and already schools and doctors surgeries were busy enough.

Gainsborough MP Sir Edward Leigh also objected “for the reasons given by residents.”

However, despite the site been outside the Dunholme settlement limit in the Local Plan Review “it is considered that the development will constitute a environmentally, socially and economically sustainable development that can contribute to the growth objectives of West Lindsey, Central Lincolnshire and the national government and contribute to a 5 year deliverable land supply for Central Lincolnshire.

Thus, the report is backed approval subject to £20,000 Section 106 contributions for road improvements, £20,000 for health infrastructure, a sports facility is built and 12 of the homes are ‘affordable.’