Residents fearful over plans for hundreds of homes
PLANS for 250 new homes to be built off Grantham Road in Sleaford have gone on public display.
An exhibition by Larkfleet Homes was set up in The Source and was met with mixed views from members of the public.
The development, which is in the early stages of planning, would include a proportion of affordable homes and an area of public open space with a children’s play area.
Barry Danylew who lives at Northfield Road which runs to the east side of the proposed site said he was totally against the development.
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He said: “It could easily ruin the atmosphere at this end of town and it will increase the traffic.
“I’m sure the number of homes will increase from 250 as well. It always does.”
Reverend Sandra Benham who is the rector at Quarrington and Silk Willoughby said she feared the town could lose its identity if the plans went ahead.
She added: “My worry is that these new developments won’t have any relation to the centre of the town and I worry that the town won’t cope with the number of new people.”
According to plans the homes would be a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom, two-storey houses and an area of public open space with a children’s play area will form part of the development.
Developers also have plans for a Larkfleet Community Fund to provide benefits for residents.
The fund would be made up of £500 for each house built up to a maximum payment of £75,000 for each separate planning application to be used for any purpose specified by the town council.
Michelle Milton, who lives in Quarrington, said she thought the plans for the new homes looked good.
She said: “My son and his girlfriend are currently renting a place in Quarrington and they are looking to buy somewhere so the fact that there will be affordable homes there is good and it’s definitely somewhere they would look at.”
A spokesperson for Larkfleet said they were in the early stages of proposals and were keen to hear people’s views before submitting an outline planning application later in the year
He said: “We know that there is both a national and local need for new homes. Our proposed development includes market and affordable homes and will go some way to meeting this need.”