Lincolnshire County Council intends to put former school site in Billingborough on market

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Lincolnshire County Council has revealed that it intends to put the former site of The Aveland High School in Billingborough on the market for development, after securing outline permission for housing earlier this year.

In January, outline permission was granted by South Kesteven District Council for a residential development at the old school site, off Birthorpe Road.

Now, another reserved matters application has been submitted by LCC, in order to create communal access to the site.

Kevin Kendall, LCC’s property officer, said: “We’ve been granted outline permission for a housing development on the site, on condition that the local community have use of the playing fields at the rear. This area will be used for both allotments and sports.

“Our current reserved matters application relates to the creation of an access road so people can get to these new facilities sooner rather than later.

“Our intention is to put the development land on the market in the next few months. It will be the developer who specifies the exact number of houses to be built, as part of the planning process.

“However, SKDC’s planners have suggested the site could accommodate up to 35 properties.”

The Aveland High School opened as Billingborough Secondary Modern School in 1963, but closed its doors back in 2012.

The intention since has been to turn the site into housing, but the plans were pushed back as councillors sought assurances that community facilities would also be provided.

This latest application, for provision of community open space and associated access and car parking, is available to view on the SKDC website.