Plans approved for 1,450 new homes in Sleaford

Posted 1 May 2014

Outline planning consent has been awarded for the construction of 1,450 new homes in a major Lincolnshire town. Kesteven District Planning Committee this week approved plans for the mixed-use scheme by Sleaford Property Developments, known as Handley Chase, which will be built south of Sleaford in the North Kesteven district of the region.

Aside from the construction of new residential properties - new-build houses and apartments - the new development to the east of London Road next to Southfields would also deliver a new primary school, a local centre with community, various retail units, including shops with offices above, a nursery, pub, health centre and a care home.

The residential element of the scheme would include the delivery of onsite affordable housing at ratios of between 10% and 17.5% across the four phases of development, equating to a total of about 191 affordable homes.

"We promised the population we would look at infrastructure because this had not happened in the 1970s-90s - villages had just expanded," said Marion Brighton, head of the council. "We have to expect growth, we have hundreds of people on our waiting list wanting to live in houses in this area."



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