Public Exhibition to Unveil New Homes Plan

News release

20th November 2012

Details of a plan to build approximately 1,400 new homes on land south of London Road in Sleaford will be unveiled at a public consultation and exhibition next week.

Landowners Sleaford Property Developments Ltd, who are preparing an outline planning application for the development on land to be known as Handley Chase, are inviting members of the public to view the plans and ask questions about the scheme.

The consultation event will take place at the New Life Conference Centre on Mareham Lane in Sleaford on Thursday 29th November from 1pm until 7.30pm.

Sleaford Property Developments originally proposed a smaller development for the site but following discussions with North Kesteven District Council a larger proposal is expected to be submitted for planning consent in the New Year.

As well as residential dwellings the plans also include a community centre, a residential care home for the elderly, a primary school, sports fields, allotments and appropriate retail space.

“The Sleaford Masterplan developed by North Kesteven District Council and its partners identifies the need for around 4,000 new homes over the next 25 years, and this proposal is a response to that need,” said David Hindmarch, a Director of Sleaford Property Developments Ltd.

“We have spent a long time getting this proposal right and we’ve had many meetings with interested parties, including members of Sleaford Town Council.

“It’s very important that we take on board the views of local residents, which is why we’re staging this consultation event. We would like to encourage everyone to come to the exhibition next week, ask questions and give us their views on this exciting new development for Sleaford.”

You can have your say on the plans in the following ways:

  • Visit the exhibition in person and fill in a feedback form
  • Write to:

Handley Chase Consultation
c/o 154 High Street
Lincoln LN5 7AA

Comments should be received by 14th December 2012.

Notes to editors

The planning application for approximately 1,400 dwellings at Handley Chase, Sleaford is being prepared by Woolf Bond Planning on behalf of Sleaford Property Developments Ltd.

The land in question covers 60.19 hectares (148 acres) and is located to the south and east of Stumpcross Hill / London Road and to the west of the Southfields housing estate.

The proposal for approximately 1,400 dwellings forms the larger part of the 1,600 dwellings allocated for the Southern Sustainable Urban Extension on the Sleaford Masterplan.

Handley Chase is named after Sleaford-born Henry Handley MP (1797 – 1846), who represented South Lincolnshire in the House of Commons and to whom a monument was erected in the town.

A website giving more details of the plans can be found here: www.woolfbond.co.uk/handleychase

Details of the Sleaford Masterplan can be found here:

http://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/business/economic-development-and-regeneration/sleaford-masterplan/

Jez Ashberry
Shooting Star PR
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It’s very important that we take on board the views of local residents, which is why we’re staging this consultation event. We would like to encourage everyone to come to the exhibition next week, ask questions and give us their views on this exciting new development for Sleaford
David Hindmarch from Sleaford Property Developments