42 new homes on the cards for Spalding

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Spalding could be getting 42 new homes despite several objections from nearby neighbours.

Reliant Building Contractors has applied to South Holland District Council for permission to build the houses on Kings Road.

The application goes before the planning committee tomorrow (Thursday) night and if given the go-ahead would see 19 four-bed and 23 three-bed homes built on the site as a mix of semi-detached and terraced homes.

The scheme also includes seven affordable homes which were not included in the original scheme, but were added following a viability appraisal.

Access to the site, which is currently a BT depot, would be via Kings Road.

Six objections were lodged against the plan with the main concerns over density, a lack of diversity in the houses, no provision for garages, increased traffic flow, sewerage problems and schools and doctors in Spalding are at capacity.

Despite these objections, council planning officers are recommending the scheme is approved, although they say that a request from Lincolnshire County Council’s children’s services department for a section 106 contribution of £299,671 is not viable.