Public consultation begins for latest development at Grantham’s Poplar Farm

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A proposal for 1,400 homes to be built at Poplar Farm in Grantham will be on show to residents this afternoon (Thursday) at a public consultation.

Residents are invited to attend the event at Newton House care home, in Barrowby Road, between 4pm and 8pm, where they will see plans for the development put together by Jelson Homes and Linden Homes.

They hope to build on the western part of the Poplar Farm site, on land called Rectory Farm.

Tim Evans, of planning consultants GVA, said: “This event provides an opportunity for the local community to come and view plans of the development proposals, provide feedback on our initial designs, share with us their own ideas and discuss any concerns they may have.”

Mr Evans said 1,000 leaflets have been sent to residents living closest to the site but the consultation is open to all.

Poplar Farm, to the north-wet of Grantham, has been identified in South Kesteven District Council’s core strategy for the provision of up to 3,500 new homes with a new school, shops and community facilities. Planning permission was granted in June 2011 for the first 1,800 houses on the eastern part of the site and construction began in 2013.