Larkfleet company submits plan for 550 homes, school and shops on edge of Grantham

Land at Manthorpe where Allison Homes wants to build 550 houses.
Land at Manthorpe where Allison Homes wants to build 550 houses.
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A developer has submitted plans for a major housing development at Manthorpe to include 550 homes, a primary school, shop units and a convenience store.

Allison Homes, part of the Larkfleet Group of companies, says its plan for the development next to the Manthorpe estate also includes play areas, new landscaping and allotments.

The company says 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.

It also says a proposed bus route for the school has been extended to run from Longcliffe Road to Belton Lane and the size of the plot for the school has been increased to one hectare located near to Belton Lane to help create a focal point with the local centre and central green.

The company said: “The new development will include a range of different house types, a proportion of which will be classed as ‘affordable homes’ which are aimed at providing homes for those on lower incomes. If approved the development will make a significant contribution towards the supply of housing over the next five year and beyond in Grantham.”

Grantham County Councillor Ray 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. Should residents after examining Allison Homes’ proposals wish me to represent them I would be more than happy to do so.”