Plans for 15 homes near Royal Oak pub, Long Bennington, refused by South Kesteven District Council
Plans to build 15 homes, including four affordable dwellings, on land to the east of the Royal Oak pub in Long Bennington have been rejected.
South Kesteven District Council planning committee voted unanimously to refuse the plans over concerns the site is at risk to surface level flooding, and the homes would be built on greenfield land.
Two separate plans for the erection of six and eight houses on the same land were withdrawn in 2019 and 2017 respectively.
The planning report recommended refusal, stating that: "The proposed development is on greenfield land and would extend the pattern of development beyond the existing built form and into open countryside, resulting in harm to the character and appearance of the area.
"No information has been submitted with the application detailing how the development would meet a proven local need for housing or seek to address a specific targeted need for local market housing.
"Further, no evidence of substantial community support has been demonstrated."
Paul Wood, the local ward member, said: “I would really ask the committee to refuse the application. The planning officer’s report gives many details, gives many reasons and lists a lot of policies that support a refusal. I agree with those, I agree with what’s been said."