Developers refuse to accept defeat with Manthorpe Lodge application

Manthorpe Lodge, Lodge Way

Manthorpe Lodge, Lodge Way

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DEVELOPERS are making a new attempt at building flats on the former site of a historic Grantham house.

In 2008 Hungerton Developments applied to build 24 flats on the corner of Manthorpe Road and Lodge Way after demolishing the historic Manthorpe Lodge.

After their proposal was rejected by South Kesteven District Council’s development control committee, Hungerton took their fight to a planning inspector in October 2008 - who supported the original decision and rejected the plans.

Now Hungerton are back with a new proposal - 22 flats instead of 24.

District and county councillor Ray Wootten met with around a dozen disgruntled neighbours on Wednesday evening who have each vowed to send the council letters of objection.

Coun Wootten, who represents the St Wulfram’s ward on the district council, said: “The developers have a wonderful opportunity to create an attractive development which is on an important entry point to the town and would enhance the locality.

“Instead their proposals are totally out of character with other homes on the Manthorpe Road.”

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