Chance to comment on plans for 1,000 homes

Members of the public are being invited to have their say on the details of development plans for a major site north of Grantham.

A draft planning brief has been prepared for the Rectory Farm site - a key component of the emerging South Kesteven Local Plan that maps out the district's housing requirements up to 2036.

The planning brief will provide guidance for landowners and developers and a four-week public consultation, from October 3 to 31, will allow local people the opportunity to influence development of the site.

Rectory Farm is the second phase of the North-West Quadrant development, between Barrowby Road and the East Coast Mainline, where more than 1,000 homes are planned. There are 1,800 homes being built in the first phase, known as Poplar Farm.

South Kesteven District Council's Cabinet Member for Growth, Cllr Helen Goral, said: "This is a significant site within the Local Plan and it is accepted that it will be developed for housing.

"The consultation will give people the chance to comment on details such as where houses could be built on the site, the provision of open space and site access points.

"Any relevant comments we receive will help us to complete the planning brief."

A copy of the planning brief can be seen at the Council Offices, St Peter's Hill, Grantham, in Grantham Library, and online at www.southkesteven.gov.uk

Comments should be sent to Development Management Team, The Council Offices, St Peter's Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PZ or by email to planningpolicy@southkesteven.gov.uk

All representations received by the end of the consultation, and any issues raised, will be taken into account before the brief is finalised.

For general media enquiries: Email the SKDC communications team at pr@southkesteven.gov.uk or call 01476 406498 or 406440.