Maps show potential sites for new housing in Caistor
An extra 563 homes will be built in Caistor before 2036, according to a new planning document.
Some implications of the new document were outlined to town councillors last night (Thursday, September 10, 2015).
Under discussion was the “Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment” – also known as SHELAA – which is being considered as part of the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan.
Town Clerk Helen Pitman said the number of new homes would be fewer than half the figure that was envisaged in the “Core Strategy”.
But it was “at variance with the Neighbourhood Plan, which pre-determined that the town’s new housing would be situated less than 500m from the Market Place,” she said.
The document lists sites where land might be allocated for 25 houses or more, she added.
“Are these related to the 72 houses (off Brigg Road) that we keep hearing about?” asked Cllr Michael Galligan.
“Yes, access would be through the area you have just described,” replied Ms Pitman.
It is envisaged 12,000 jobs will also be created in Central Lincolnshire – comprising West Lindsey, North Kesteven and the City of Lincoln. Lincoln and Gainsborough are virtually at capacity, so further growth is needed elsewhere, she added.
From material available online, it looks as if the plans will have implications for many other sites in Caistor besides the proposed development off Brigg Road.
On the map at the top of this article, the areas shaded with diagonal red lines are sites earmarked for more than 25 dwellings, or employment sites that are more than 0.5 hectares. Other maps are copied below.
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“At this stage, we are not committed to any sites identified in this document,” said a statement at the front of the online material. “The inclusion of a site in this document does not represent any decision by the Central Lincolnshire authorities and does not provide the site with any kind of planning status.”
The timetable is for consultation to begin on preferred sites in the Autumn of 2015, a final Local Plan consultation in January 2016, followed by an examination between next April and September, and adoption in November 2016, according to the online material.
For more information, go to http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/central-lincolnshire/interactive-map/120659.article/