Grantham households urged to have their say on plans for 550 homes at Manthorpe

Land at Manthorpe where Allison Homes wants to build 550 houses. ENGEMN00120110806182131
Land at Manthorpe where Allison Homes wants to build 550 houses. ENGEMN00120110806182131
Have your say

Hundreds of households on the edge of Grantham have received a letter urging them to have their say on a plan to build 550 homes next to the Manthorpe estate.

More than 600 letters were posted through doors this week by county and district councillor Ray Wootten.

Allison Homes, which is part of the Larkfleet group, recently put in the application to South Kesteven District Council, to build 550 homes on land between Manthorpe Road and Belton Lane. The plan also includes a primary school, shop units and a convenience store.

In his letter to residents, Coun Wootten said: “As your district and county councillor I have already received objections and requests to oppose this application. Objections need to be submitted by January 19, 2016, although material issues can be taken into account at any time before the application is determined. It is also worth noting that objections to this application will be more effective if you write in individually rather than in petition form.”

Coun Wootten lists a number of planning objections which residents can include in their objections to the council. These include the development adding to the daily congestion on local roads, an increase in traffic pollution and sewage, and the visual impact on green belt land.

An extraordinary parish council meeting has been called by Belton and Manthorpe Parish Council for 7.30pm today (Friday), to be held in Belton Village Hall, to discuss the plan.

Allison Homes said it has taken into account concerns by local people about traffic congestion on Manthorpe Road and the surrounding area. It said that as a result of feedback it has changed the plan to include an extra access point off Belton Lane, as well as access from Longcliffe Road.

Coun Wootten said: “The addition of 550 new homes on the Manthorpe estate will clearly add to the horrendous traffic delays that residents experience each day, along with extra pollution and impact on local heritage and the nearby conservation area.”