Pinchbeck could see a big boost in its population if plans for almost 170 new homes in the village are given the go-ahead.
Bourne-based developers Larkfleet Homes want to build 169 homes on a 13.7 acre site near Wardentree Lane, ranging from two and four-bedroom bungalows to five-bedroom detached houses.
The proposed development would be in addition to Larkfleet’s existing housing estate at Glen Grange, off Penny Toft Lane, and other sites in Deeping St James and Bourne.
Plans for the development were shown to people at a public consultation event last year but concerns have been raised over the number of homes planned and increased traffic on Wardentree Lane.
In a letter to South Holland District Council, a Pinchbeck resident said: “I think (the development) is too large for the area as schools and medical facilities are at full stretch.
“Another entrance on Wardentree Lane is not a good idea at all, given the commercial nature of this road and I don’t think it would be too long before a fatality happens.”
A spokesman for Larkfleet Homes told the Guardian this week: “The proposed development on Wardentree Lane, Pinchbeck, is in a sustainable and accessible location for new housing and will help meet the high demand for new properties in the local area. “The application includes up to 32 affordable properties which will further help local first-time buyers, who are often priced out of the rural housing market, take their first step onto the property ladder.”