New homes planned for Deeping St Nicholas and Weston

An artist's impression of the proposed site layout off Dean Close and Small Drove, Weston, where 60 new homes are to be built.
An artist's impression of the proposed site layout off Dean Close and Small Drove, Weston, where 60 new homes are to be built.

Two South Holland villages could see their populations grow after the green light was given to a total of 126 new homes.

Work on a range of 60 new one to four-bedroom homes on land off Dean Close and Small Drove, Weston, could start as soon as spring 2017 after full planning permission was granted by South Holland District Council during its planning committee meeting in August.

Deeping St Nicholas plan

Deeping St Nicholas plan

At the same meeting, planning committee members also gave consent in principle for up to 66 two to four-bedroom homes to be built on land near Littleworth Drove, Deeping St Nicholas.

The development in Weston was successfully put forward by Seagate Homes of Long Sutton and managing director Alan Finch said: “We are obviously delighted that the planning committee unanimously voted in favour of our proposal to build 60 new homes in Weston.

“This is good news for the local economy, with many of the specialist sub-contractors employed by Seagate Homes being South Lincolnshire-based.

“The development was consciously designed to suit its village location, with generous areas of open space and a housing mix to provide a diverse range of accommodation, from one-bedroomed through to four-bedroomed houses.

“There are also eleven bungalows within the scheme and it is anticipated that a start on site will be made in the spring of 2017, with the first properties being available next summer.

“Weston is a popular village and its proximity to Spalding and the A16 will provide an extremely attractive place to live.”

Meanwhile, the new homes planned for Caulton’s Field, Deeping St Nicholas, had been opposed by parish councillors who favoured a development around New Road in the village.

But a spokesman for The Trustees of the D.W, Dennis Settlement, which is behind the plans, said: “The site will ultimately deliver a mix of houses which will go some way towards meeting much-needed new housing in South Holland and the wider planning area of south east Lincolnshire.

“We also believe that it will have a positive, ‘regenerative effect’ on Deeping St Nicholas, as stated by some members of the planning committee, and we would expect the homes to take two years to build.”