Outline plans for 49 new Gainsborough homes given green light

Outline plans for 49 new homes to be built in Gainsborough have been approved.

Plans, submitted by Thonock and Somerby Estates, will see 49 residential dwellings build on land to the west of Horsley Road, providing full planning permission is given.

The application was a resubmission of a previous outline planning application, which was registered on August 9, 2016 and subsequently withdrawn.

If given full planning approval, the development would see 49 homes built on open grassland, including:

  • 6 two-bed homes
  • 37 three-bed homes
  • 6 four+-bed homes

As part of the application, some 108 car parking spaces would also be included:

  • 29 Garaged parking
  • 43 Driveway parking
  • 8 Remote parking
  • 28 Vistior parking

The 49 homes will be built on 2.03 hectares of vacant arable field.

A spokesperson for Thonock and Somerby Estates said in the outline application: “The development will deliver significant benefits for the site as well as making a valuable contribution towards meeting the District’s housing land supply and meeting the objectives of the NPPF to boost significantly the supply of housing.

“The development represents a sustainable infill development within the defined built up limits of Gainsborough providing a mix of housing and choice and a range of developer contributions including an off-site affordable housing contribution.

“The application meets the objectives of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan and the aims set out for the Gainsborough Riverside Housing Zone Sites which seeks to exploit and make the best use of its riverfront location and sites as part of its overall plans to regenerate and redevelop the town.”