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Bid to build 480 homes on edge of Grantham is 'not on hold'

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The developer that is building 480 homes off Longcliffe Road on the edge of Grantham says the project is not on hold.

Mark Mann, director of planning at Larkfleet Homes, said: “Our proposal for 480 homes off Longcliffe Road in Grantham is not on hold, it is just taking time to go through the council’s various design reviews.

“This delay has recently been exacerbated by Covid-19, but we expect to submit some revisions to our original plans (reserved matters) soon, which the council will consult upon. Following this, we expect the plans to go before the planning committee.

Land off Longcliffe Road, Grantham, where Larkfleet Homes will build 480 homes. (35015146)
Land off Longcliffe Road, Grantham, where Larkfleet Homes will build 480 homes. (35015146)

“The current application for reserved matters considers detailed design matters such as landscaping and the external appearance of
the proposed development.”

Fears from local residents that the developer Larkfleet Homes had cut trees down adjacent to Wensleydale Close, which were subject a Tree Preservation Order, proved to be unfounded. Enquiries revealed that a local resident living on Wensleydale Close, was given permission from the landowner to cut the trees down to enable fencing to be put in place.

Local councillor Ray Wootten said: “The initial plan to build homes was subject to fierce opposition by over 900 residents, it is only right that the community is kept informed of any further developments if it comes to a planning committee.”

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