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Planning consent achieved for 235 new homes in Sleaford

Planning consent has been granted for the development of 235 new homes on land at Stump Cross Hill, southeast of London Road, Handley Chase, in Sleaford, Lincolnshire.

National planning consultancy Boyer - part of the Leaders Romans Group - has achieved planning consent on behalf of Taylor Wimpey East Midlands for the homes (of which 23 are dedicated affordable housing).

The 6.4-hectare site will form part of a new community also known as Sleaford South Quadrant Sustainable Urban Extension. Once complete, it is set to deliver 1,450 new homes in a variety of styles and sizes, including both affordable housing and homes for private sale. It will also include a two-form entry primary school, care home, a local centre comprising of retail units and offices, a health centre, a community centre, a public house, a nursery, public open space, sports pitches, and allotments.


A market town in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, Sleaford is most famous for its historic castle and watermill, and the nearest big cities are Nottingham, Lincoln and Leicester. 

Taylor Wimpey East Midlands' site includes the main central feature of the entire site, known as the Northern Central Green, 'where high standards of design with respect to scale, massing and external design' are said to be a high priority.

Raj Bains, senior planner at Boyer’s Midlands office, led on the project and worked closely with North Kesteven District Council to ensure that the detailed Design Compliance Statement reflected the parameters of the established Design Code and masterplan for the Sustainable Urban Extension.

The firm says a combination of the 'high-quality design, integrated public open spaces, provision of swales and green infrastructure corridors will lead to a well-planned place to live for future occupiers'.

Lee Padimore, senior design and planning manager of Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, commented: "Handley Chase is a Sustainable Urban Extension, which prioritises sustainable transport (specifically walking and cycling), a sense of community and ‘green’ living. As such it is one we are pleased to be part of, which integrates well within the existing settlement. We look forward to creating much-needed homes in this increasingly popular location and seeing a vibrant community come to fruition."

Work is set to commence on site from May 2022 and the development due to be completed by Christmas 2027.


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