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Bid to build up to 75 houses on the edge of Grantham fails

A developer has lost its appeal against a refusal to allow it to build up to 75 houses off Harrowby Lane in Grantham.

Absolute Property Development Ltd appealed against the decision of South Kesteven District Council to refuse the plan for the homes on the edge of Grantham.

Coun Linda Wootten, who represents Grantham East on Lincolnshire County Council, said: "I’m absolutely delighted for the local residents who have been so worried about the potential of being crowded in with more homes, especially as the land is so unstable with natural springs .

The Harrowby Lane site.Photo: Google (13718769)
The Harrowby Lane site.Photo: Google (13718769)

"There is overflowing water cascading down the hillside at this very moment which has been active since last October. However, this has been an ongoing problem for the last 20 years or more.

"All concerned parties are waiting for the results from Anglian Water investigations which are going on at the moment."

The planning inspector who dismissed the appeal said he found that the proposed development would have a harmful effect on the landscape and local heritage assets.

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