The details of a 40-home affordable development on a former Grantham school site are set to be approved.
South Kesteven District Council officers have recommended a planning application relating to the layout, landscaping and appearance of a 40-home affordable development for conditional approval.
The application, which relates to the site that housed St Wulfram’s School prior to its demolition in 2014, will go before SKDC’s planning committee next Thursday afternoon.
The site at Queensway in Grantham.
Outline planning permission for 40 homes on the site at Queensway was granted in January 2021 and was purchased by MyPad Ltd in 2022.
The site was previously owned by The Diocese of Lincoln Boards of Finance and Education.
Despite being recommended for approval, some concerns over the application have been raised by interested parties, with two letters raising formal objections to the development, and two other letters remaining neutral.
These letters have raised objections to the removal of mature trees at the northern end of the site, concerns about the development’s impact on the security of surrounding properties, and of the development leading to more on-street parking in Queensway.
The officer’s report said that the application had been “subject to a number of revisions during the course of the determination period following extensive engagement between officers and the applicant”.
The report also noted that the outline planning permission was originally granted with only 20 per cent of the housing being designated as affordable.
However, the current proposals are submitted as a 100 per cent affordable housing scheme.
A range of one-bedroom apartments to four bedroom houses will make up the 40 proposed homes, including a mix of semi-detached and detached properties which will all be two-storeys high.
There will be four one-bed apartments, 20 two-bedroom houses, 14 three-bedroom houses and a pair of four-bedroom homes.