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Developers told to look again at new homes plan

Developers Kier Homes have been told to look again at plans to build almost 300 homes in Wygate Park, Spalding.

Developers Kier Homes have been told to look again at plans to build almost 300 homes in Wygate Park, Spalding.

Developers behind plans to build almost 300 homes on a Spalding estate have been told to look again at their project.

Approval for 286 two, three and four-bedroom homes to be built in Wygate Park was put off by South Holland District Council’s planning committee at a meeting last Wednesday.

Instead, members voted 7-6 to ask developers Kier Homes to build bungalows in place of some of the proposed homes after some residents claimed they would be unsuitable for the estate.

Rebecca Hardy of Claudette Avenue, who spoke at the meeting, said: “We are bewildered, frustrated and most of all upset by the plans that we have seen.

“Much-needed semi-detached and terraced-style houses could easily be provided in sections of the site where they would blend better with existing houses.”

The development was originally given the go-ahead in November 2003 after a public enquiry and so far, about 400 homes have either been or are being built.

Richard Doughty, planning agent for Kier Homes, said: “The development has progressed during what is recognised as a particularly difficult and challenging economic period.

“The current proposal would enable Kier Homes to complete the work that started ten years ago.”

But district councillor Angela Newton, who proposed the motion to delay approval, said: “We need to aim for the best and I’m quite happy that the council has asked the developers to look at their designs again.”

 

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