The developer that has drawn up plans for 350 new homes in Horncastle says it understands the concerns of residents about the scale of the proposal but insists it will provide much needed housing, in particular affordable homes for local people.
This is the field, currently used for growing crops, on Langton Hill in Horncastle which is at the centre of a deepening row over a proposed new housing estate. Developers have drawn up a proposal to put 350 houses on the land, angering residents nearby who have now formed an action group.
This map shows the site of the proposed new housing development in Horncastle. Within the red border up to 350 homes would be built in the yellow shaded areas. Landscaping would surround some roads (orange dotted lines) and a public right of way (yellow dotted line). A play area is also planned.
The land on Langton Hill is currently used for arable farming and is adjacent to other housing developments on Osborne Way, Baggaley Drive and Langton Hill.
Campaigners in the Lincolnshire market town of Horncastle are forming a group to oppose plans to put 350 new homes on a hill in the town. Members of the new Save Langton Hill group say the proposal is too big and would dominate the landscape of the town and its surrounding area.
Gladman Developments have drawn up an outline proposal for the site, which was shown off at a public exhibition last week. No formal planning application has yet been submitted but some residents say they are planning a leaflet drop to persuade those living nearby to object to the development.
Lincolnshire’s flood emergency response has entered its recovery phase.
Thursday’s freak weather brought heavy rainfall and even a tornado to Lincolnshire, resulting in flash floods, traffic accidents and road closures. Around 100 properties were damaged.
The highest level of rainfall was in Keelby, which had 63mm in around an hour.
One flood alert remains in place for the east and west fens, north of Boston, but the weather forecast shows further incidents are unlikely.
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue responded to more than 150 calls.
Flash floods have caused chaos in Horncastle in Lincolnshire this afternoon
Dozens of people had to leave their homes this morning in Lincolnshire after a lorry crashed into a bungalow - damaging a gas pipe.
Around 30 homes were evacuated after the crash on Boston Road in Horncastle. Houses on three surrounding roads were emptied as gas and structural engineers worked on the scene. The lorry driver has been taken to Lincoln County Hospital. Neighbour Ken Pickering saw the crash happen.
Emergency services were called to Boston Road at Horncastle after a lorry crashed into the side of a bungalow. The driver was taken to Lincoln County Hospital but details of his injuries have not yet been confirmed.
A gas pipe was damaged, leading to the evacuation of about 30 nearby homes as a precaution. The occupants have now been allowed back in.