Mental health charity plans for 200 homes

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Plans have been put forward for up to 200 new homes in Alford.

The development on Tothby Lane is being proposed by St Andrew’s Healthcare. The mental health charity was gifted the 9.8 hectares of farmland several years ago.

The site is currently outside the development boundary, but has been earmarked for potential housing by East Lindsey District Council.

A public exhibition was held in Alford earlier this month to showcase the proposals .

The scheme features areas of open space including community gardens and allotments. Road access would be provided via Coles Avenue and Dixon Drive with a pedestrian route from Robinson Avenue. A planning application is due to be submitted to East Lindsey District Council in October or November.

A spokesman for St Andrew’s Healthcare said: “As a charity we need to maximise the value of our assets so we can re-invest the funds in delivering world-class care for our patients.

“We would like to secure planning permission for up to 200 homes which will help to meet demand for housing in the Alford area.”

A public consultation on behalf of the developer closes Friday at 5pm.

Comments should be sent to Tothby Lane Consultation Team, FREEPOST – RTEY- ABBU- UGCX, Turley, 10 Queen Square,Bristol, BS1 4NT, email tothbylane@turley.co.uk or call 0117 989 7000.