Population is to rise by 16,000 by 2026

You can have your say before the publication of the final document.
You can have your say before the publication of the final document.

Plans for major developments which will see thousands of new homes built in Grantham moved a step closer this week.

On Monday, South Kesteven District Council’s cabinet met and sent their “Grantham Southern Quadrant Masterplan” out for a six-week consultation, allowing members of the public to have their say on the plans and influence how the final document will look.

The Southern Quadrant development is the largest proposed with around 3,500 houses to be built. The masterplan states that developments like the Southern Quadrant - on land between the A52 at Somerby Hill and the B1174 Spittlegate Level - will push Grantham’s population from around 44,000 to 60.000 over the next 14 years.

Coun Frances Cartwright, head of economic development, said: “I’m very excited about the was this is coming together. It is looking like the village we envisioned rather than just an add-on to Grantham.”

On Tuesday, councillors gave the green light to proposals for 99 homes to be built at Poplar Farm on land between Barrowby Road and Gonerby Hill Foot.

Concerns were raised about increased traffic and the effect on wildlife, but the proposal was passed by 14 votes to two.

Earlier this month, councillors accepted an application for 105 homes at Poplar Farm.