Holbeach to have 43 new homes?

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Planning consent is being sought for 43 new homes on a narrow strip of agricultural land at Holbeach.

Benchmark Properties wants to develop the site, between the A17 and Low Lane, with one, two and three-bedroom houses to address housing need and “the difficulties facing first time buyers and young families by providing modern, stylish, energy efficient homes at a price local people can afford”.

The plan includes 14 affordable homes.

The company has submitted a planning application to South Holland District Council via its agent, Studio 11 Architecture, of Wisbech.

A statement in support of the application says: “The proposed development will make a useful contribution towards meeting the housing need in the local area. The need is immediate as there is not currently a five year housing supply in South Holland district.

“It would also help to meet a longer-term strategic need for housing in Holbeach, identified in the emerging South East Lincolnshire Local Plan.

“The site is also sustainably located within walking distance of a range of shops, services, employment opportunities and public transport.”

The company says the land is “immediately adjacent the edge of the settlement”.