New homes plan has ‘no identity’

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PLANS for a 130 homes extension to Wygate Park South, Spalding, have been slammed by the town’s civic society for being “not good enough” and having no “distinction or identity”.

Taylor Wimpey East Midlands Ltd are seeking consent to put two and two-and-a-half storey houses on the north-western phase of Wygate Park. Access will be from a roundabout on Monks House Lane.

Outline consent has been given and South Holland District Council planning committeee will be asked to approve ‘reserved matters’ – the full application – at its meeting on Wednesday.

The plans have been amended and Spalding and District Civic Society says they have been improved but its objection to the scheme still stands.

Comments from the society say: “Object as simply not good enough – another aimless meandering estate without distinction or identity and assemblage of standard units with no attempt to create a sense of ‘place’ through layout, grouping and landscaping.”

Planning chairman Coun Roger Gambba-Jones is a consultee because he is the ward member and he records his disappointment in relation to the original layout as it is a mirror image of the site permitted to the south.

The other points include a lack of detail to control traffic speeds and management of incidental open space.