Horncastle homes planning row

Campaigners are forming a group to oppose plans for 350 new homes in the Lincolnshire market town of Horncastle.

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Developer responds to residents' fears over housing plan

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.

The proposals will provide economic benefits in the form of additional spending for local shops and services, as well as over £2m for the local community from the Government's New Homes Bonus scheme.

The planning application once submitted will include a comprehensive set of technical studies on matters such as drainage, highways, transport, ecology, landscape and archaeology. We have already undertaking a consultation exercise with the local community which has provided valuable feedback on residents' concerns about the development and we are endeavouring to address these where possible.

– Gladman Developments spokesperson

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