Councillors grant outline permission for Pinchbeck homes

South Holland District Council, Spalding
South Holland District Council, Spalding
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A low-density housing development in Pinchbeck has been granted outline approval.

Councillors agreed with planning officers that the development would provide sustainable new housing on the 1.45 hectare site at Crossgate Lane.

The site will have no more than 16 properties if full planning permission is agreed.

Coun James Avery said: “It’s apiece of land crying out for development in this location.

“I like that it’s a low density scheme and I think it’s a very good site.”

Coun Rodney Grocock, who lives in Pinchbeck, added: “I find this piece of land absolutely ideal .

“I regularly pass this area while out on my morning constitutional and it would be an ideal spot.”

Applicant P J Borst is looking to build on the greenfield site which borders Crossgate Lane, Surfleet Road, Captain’s Beck to the south, Gallery Walk to to west and Flaxmill Lane and Crossgate Lane to the north.

Three nearby properties voiced concerns including noise and disturbance, overshadowing, loss of view, lack of amenities, highway problems, flood risk, loss of agricultural land and the effect on property values.

However, councillors voted unanimously to approve outline permission for the development.