Housing development in Colsterworth approved

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A planning application to build 48 homes at Colsterworth has been approved by South Kesteven District Council today.

The application by Larkfleet Homes received unanimous approval from SKDC’s development control committee, after being deferred last year over concerns on viability and parking spaces.

The plans for 48 houses, garages, and provision for a local shop on land off Bridge End, Colsterworth, has been approved subject to conditions and a section 106 agreement to include 35 per cent affordable homes, in line with planning regulations.

When it first came to committee, the developers submitted an assessment stating that the project would be unviable if 35 per cent was required.

However at today’s meeting SKDC planning officer Phil Moore explained: “Their conclusion was that it would be unviable, which the officers and committee took issue with. We have taken professional advice from the district valuer, and they concluded that it is viable.”

In relation to the other matter of parking, SKDC’s officers concluded that the plans for a minimum of two spaces per dwelling, are well within acceptable limits.