Weston Parish Council raises concerns over plans to build 150 homes in area
A developer has submitted plans to build 150 homes in Weston but fears have been raised over whether the village’s infrastructure can cope with the influx.
Persimmon has applied to South Holland District Council to construct a range of first time and larger family homes on a site which lies between High Road and the A151.
Weston Parish Council has raised concerns about the impact of this along with two other developments on the village’s school and the nearby medical services.
Parish council chairman Chris Dicks, who also raised concerns about the loss of agricultural land along with traffic and pollution, said: “It seems we are being overwhelmed with property but we do not have the infrastructure to support it.
“It is not sustainable to cope with that sort of influx when we have nothing to back it up. The local doctors are oversubscribed in some areas - how are they going to cope with the influx of 300 to 400 people going in there?”
Persimmon has applied to build 150 homes, ranging from one bedroom to four bedroom properties on 6.13ha site.
It is hoping to build eight one bedroom dwellings, 32 two bedroom homes, 82 three bedrooms, 26 four bedroom homes.
A total of 38 affordable homes are being offered in the plan.
The plans also include a play area, central recreational area and an attenuation pond.
The design and access statement also states that Spalding is ‘within walking distance of the site’. It states: “The proposed development will provide high quality new homes in a sustainable location. The development will connect to existing facilities providing excellent access to existing main roads, public transport, bus routes, and footpath and cycle networks.”
It also states that there will be a safe and well connected route around the site and will also deliver cycling and walking routes.