A ‘masterplan’ document aimed at securing a residential development across three pockets of land is set for approval. Land off Low Road and Reedings Road in Barrowby, near Grantham, is allocated for the development of up to 270 new dwellings at a maximum density of 35 dwellings per hectare.
South Kesteven District Council‘s cabinet will be asked to approve the document, which will serve as a planning handbook to help three developers launch a co-ordinated building programme across three fields. They are already subject to rules set out in the council’s Local Plan – but the council says developers must work together to ensure all requirements are met between them.
The Local Plan allocation site is under the control of Persimmon Homes (northern area), Allison Homes (southern area) and Platform Housing Group (western area). Although site ownership falls under three separate landholdings, it is a single allocation in the adopted Local Plan, which means the development principles cover the site as a whole.
Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning, Councillor Phil Dilks, said: “This Masterplan document looks at how they can produce a high quality scheme that is a good fit with the planning guidelines set out for this area. This would meet the council’s vision in the Corporate Plan to be the best district in which to live, work and visit.
“The site is already allocated for residential development in the Local Plan. The developers will need to work out who does what and this document ensure they co-operate in a co-ordinated approach.”
It is recommended that the cabinet approves the proposed ‘Comprehensive Masterplan’ at a meeting on Monday, September 11.