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Plans go in for 30 homes at former Sutton St James pig farm

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Homes could be built on the site of a former pig farm.

Scenic Homes has applied to South Holland District Council to construct 30 units on land adjacent to Havencombe, Chapelgate.

The 4.4 acre site, which was a paddock and former pig farm, already has outline planning permission for 27 homes, which was granted in 2019.

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This latest application includes two to five bedroom properties are planned for the site along with two storey housing.

The application's planning statement says: "This is the largest allocated site within Sutton St James and it has the benefit of an extant planning consent, however it is a brownfield site which, as was identified in the previous application, has significant contamination which needs to be satisfactorily remediated.

"The Applicants are locally based developers, experienced in housing development and they have committed to this site with the investment in detailed investigations and reports to accurately identify the challenge of transforming this blighted site.

"The proposed layout at 30 dwellings is a low density scheme at just seven dwellings per acre which is highly appropriate to an edge of village development such this.

"The variety of dwellings is a significant improvement on the extant scheme and is considered more

appropriate in a village where it is essential to offer a range of accommodation and prices to satisfy the needs of local people wishing to stay within the district, whether starting out on the property ladder or wishing to occupy more adaptable accommodation with the benefits of an energy efficient home.

"Landscaping to the scheme has been significantly enhanced beyond the extant scheme and other biodiversity enhancements can be introduced including various nesting habitats and open space areas."

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