More houses agreed in Donington after ‘significant amendments’

South Holland District Council's offices in Spalding where planning committee members met on Wednesday.  Photo: SG290114-222NG.
South Holland District Council's offices in Spalding where planning committee members met on Wednesday. Photo: SG290114-222NG.

Donington could have more than 70 new homes after initial plans for a development were backed by South Holland District Council.

At Wednesday’s planning meeting, there was unanimous support for Cemex UK Properties Limited, of Surrey, to build 72 homes on land off Malting Lane.

We have made significant amendments to the initial masterplan, one being that the houses will be of a height that is comparable to the neighbouring developments

Hannah Godley, Fisher German Charteres Surveyors, planning agents for Cemex UK Properties

The developer had at first wanted to build 73 homes before changes were made due to the impact on neighbouring properties, particularly regarding drainage.

Hannah Godley, an agent for Cemex UK Properties, said: “We have made significant amendments to the initial masterplan, one being that the houses will be of a height that is comparable to the neighbouring developments.

“There are no objections to the application on technical matters from any of the statutory consultees.

“It is imperative that suitable housing can be brought forward, in the short term, to address South Holland’s shortage of housing supply.”

A Cemex spokesman said: “We are very delighted that the planing consent was granted and very pleased.

“We have worked very hard with the planning officers and also engaged with the local community, along with local ward members, in this application.”