Council makes pledge to residents over housing development plans
1:00pm Sat Jan 07, 2017
A council promised to continue to listen to residents’ views as plans for a housing development progress.
Collingham Parish Council said it would negotiate with planning authority Newark and Sherwood District Council over the proposed 140-home development at Braemar Farm.

Larkfleet Ltd, of Lincoln-shire, has applied for approval of reserved matters to build up to 40 homes at the seven-hectare site as part of the first phase of construction, which is due to begin next year.

A further 40 homes would be built by Collingham-based Gusto Group.

The development will include a 60-home retirement village, featuring apartments and bungalows with shared communal facilities and allotments. Care packages would be provided for residents, depending on their needs.

The developers said the scheme would help to connect people living in Collingham to the village’s railway station through footpaths on the new estate.

A spokesman for the parish council said: “Until detailed planning permission is granted, the council will continue to negotiate hard with district council planners and developers to ensure existing residents’ comments and views are taken into consideration.”

The council said it would negotiate to ensure the design of the plan was in keeping with the village and work to mitigate any risk of flooding or danger to members of the community.

The spokesman said: “Increased connectivity of the train station to the rest of the village is welcomed but careful consideration must be given to ensure this is not at the expense of residents of the new development.

“The council will continue to work with East Midlands Trains to ensure train services provided are tailored to usage of the service by residents.”

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