Developer to reveal plan for homes on edge of Grantham

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A plan to build houses on land at the edge of Grantham between Harrowby Lane and Fifth Avenue will be shown in a public exhibition next week.

The plan, believed to be for more than 100 houses, will be discussed with members of the public between noon and 6pm on Wednesday, September 28. The exhibition will be held at the creche at Harrowby Lane Methodist Church.

The developer behind the plans is Savills who will be represented at a meeting of the Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without Parish Council meeting between 7pm and 8pm at Belmont School on Harrowby Lane.

Leaflets have been put through letterboxes in nearby homes outlining the plans.

A resident of Fifth Avenue, who asked not to be named, told the Journal: “Our house backs on to this land. We are concerned about being overlooked by these houses which will be higher up. There will be no light.

“We will ne overlooked at the back. We will be living next to a building site. There will be more noise and no night sky because of the lights.”

She added: “I think they did attempt to build on that field and make an Eighth Avenue but they gave up. There is just a slip road now which goes to the field.”

Water flows from the field on to Harrowby Lane and its source has been been a mystery for years. It is believed the water comes from underground springs or an underground reservoir. Anglian Water has said it does not believe it comes from a reservoir but from a natural spring.