Councillor plans two more homes at Whitegate Hill

Planning application
Planning application

Caistor district councillor Angela Lawrence plans two more homes on Whitegate Hill, just outside the town.

A planning application has been submitted to West Lindsey District Council in the name of her husband Oliver.

The proposal at 14 Whitegate Hill is to alter and extend an existing house to create three dwellings.

The existing 4+ bedroom home would be converted to three 3-bed homes.

The number of parking spaces on the site would be increased from two to six.

“The house is a very large Victorian house which we are planning to have subdivided,” Coun Lawrence told the Rasen Mail.

This latest plan follows an earlier application from the councillor to build another house on her property late last year.

This earlier proposal was approved by West Lindsey’s Planning Committee instead of council officers.

It sought the demolition of the existing kindergarten for the new home.

Now, Whitegate House Kindergarten is set to close this coming July after operating for 30 years.

Part of the new application includes reports concerning the protection of trees, though the removal of some is proposed.

Coun Lawrence says the site is a large site, allowing for the two separate developments.

“We are in a big area (an acre),” she said.

This new project would “provide more affordable housing” for Caistor. It’s within the area accessible to the facilities. It’s within the Caistor Neighborhood Plan,” she said.