Debate heard on Southern Quadrant development in Grantham

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Masterplans for the large-scale Southern Quadrant development were viewed and debated by residents, the Buckminster Estate and district and county council representatives at a packed out public meeting on Wednesday.

The plans to create 3,700 homes and supporting infrastructure between the B1174 at Spittlegate Level and the A52 at Somerby Hill were displayed at Witham Place’s communal room before an evening meeting attended by over fifty residents.

South Kesteven cabinet member Coun Nick Craft and representatives of the district council’s planning team, the county council’s highways team, Buckminster Estate, and development consultants Ancer Spa, were there to take questions which included whether existing junctions could cope with extra traffic, pressure on the drainage system, and the loss of over one hundred birch trees on the Barford Site.

Organiser Coun Charmaine Morgan said: “It became clear that there was deep concern that South Kesteven District Council had pressed ahead to gain a relief road even though this would mean a development the size of Hebden Bridge being imposed on the existing residents of Grantham.”

Submissions can still be made to SKDC’s planning department, while Coun Morgan is drafting a petition and can be contacted via email at charmaine725@btinternet.com