Welton homes approved


Plans for 63 houses on land east of Hackthorn Road, Welton, have been backed by district councillors.

West Lindsey’s planning committee approved the proposal last night from developer Turley Farms.

The committee supported a recommendation from council officers to accept the proposal subject to conditions that nine of the 63 homes are ‘affordable’, that the developer contributes £223,761 towards education facilities in the locality, and £26,755 towards local health facilities.

A further £100,000 would also be contributed towards local road improvements, which would see junction improvements on the A15 and A46 highways.

Planning Committee chairman Coun Stuart Curtis said today the Environment Agency had also withdrawn its objection over drainage and archeological concerns.

“There was a need identified for growth. We have to find a five-year supply of housing. At the moment, we currently only have 3.5 years,” Coun Curtis said.