Plans for hundreds of new homes in Rasen

Plans Linwood Chase EMN-150626-061446001
Plans Linwood Chase EMN-150626-061446001

Developers have submitted plans for more than 200 new homes in the Market Rasen area.

Two separate applications have gone in - one for 150 homes on farmland south of The Ridings, off Linwood Road and another for 53 homes north of Old Gallamore Lane in Middle Rasen.

It comes just weeks after Chestnut Homes applied to West Lindsey District Council for permission to build 275 new homes off Caistor Road.

The latest applications will be discussed this evening (Wednesday, July 1) at Market Rasen Town Council’s planning meeting in Festival Hall at 6pm.

Dozens of residents are expected to turn up to voice their concerns about how the area will cope with such a major development.

The 150-home application - submitted by Robert Doughty Consultancy Ltd on behalf of Prospect Place Ltd - would include affordable housing and public open space.

A statement in its planning application said: “Market Rasen is identified as a sustainable settlement that can make a meaningful contribution in respect of the stated intent for growth in Central Lincolnshire and to ensure the five-year housing land supply requirement is met.

“The social dimension seeks to maintain strong and vibrant communities by providing suitable housing.”

The application acknowledges the development would lead to more cars on the road - but that the area can cope with this.

It stated: “It is concluded that the existing infrastructure has the capacity to accommodate the additional trips and that no mitigation measures are necessary.”

The developer said the proposal was “likely” to have an impact on health and education provision in 
Market Rasen.

Its planning statement said: “The relevant bodies responsible for local doctor’s surgeries and schools have been consulted to ascertain the current capacity for health and education.

“Contributions to ensure adequate capacity is provided to accommodate the planning proposal will be agreed as part of the application process.”

De Aston School headteacher Ellenor Beighton has backed the proposals.

She said: “Market Rasen is a lovely town to live in, with excellent facilities and schools.

“It is an ideal place for families and we support its expansion.”

Zodiak Construction Ltd’s application for 53 new homes in Middle Rasen, would see a mix of two to five-bedroom homes with affordable housing and public open space.

A planning statement said: “The site is well located in terms of access to the local, strategic and trunk road networks.

“The post office, school and public house in Middle Rasen would be within short walking distance and a wider range of facilities in Market Rasen town centre would be a 23 minute walk from the site.”

Both proposals will be determined by WLDC in the coming months.