Homes scheme under spotlight


Planning officers for North Kesteven District Council are advising councillors to approve a large housing development on the outskirts of Navenby.

Planning sub-committee members will be asked on April 22 to consider plans for 78 properties ranging from bungalows to two to five bedroom homes off Highdike, Headland Way and Winton Road by locally-based NDC Group, which would also see public open space and infrastructure on two parcels of land.

There have been at least 20 letters and emails of objection from neighbours about adding pressure on the power supply and the village primary school. Objectors also warned against additional demands upon the GP surgery, employment and of increased congestion on the village’s streets. Navenby Parish Council objects to the risk to regionally significant Roman remains bordering the site.

But, planning officers feel the village has all the necessary amenities and with planning conditions to protect the archaeoloogy, they recommend permitting the development and a demand for £191,699 for additional capacity at Navenby Primary School. They would also expect 35 per cent of the housing to be designated ‘affordable’ and £16,920 towards additional recreation, public open space, sports or community facilities within Navenby.