Plans for up to 600 new homes in Spilsby are set to be unveiled in the town next month as part of a public consultation.

Bourne-based Larkfleet Homes is seeking to develop farmland to the east of the town. The area, between Halton Road and Ashby Road, has been earmarked for housing in the East Lindsey District Council Local Plan.

An exhibition outlining the proposals will go on display at Franklin Hall on Friday, October 2 from 2-7pm.

Bosses from Larkfleet Homes have previously met with town councillors to consider the potential development. Spilsby Mayor Julia Pears stressed there were a number of issues that needed to be addressed before a planning application is submitted.

Coun Pears said: “Concerns raised by the council include infrastructure, flooding and if the road through the development becomes a rat run. So many houses have been built over the past decade and many are currently empty.”

Planning consultant Mike Braithwaite, of Sleaford-based Robert Doughty Consultancy working with the developer, said the impact of the scheme on local services and amenities was being assessed.

He added: “These are not firm, determined proposals, we want to engage with the public to hear their views. The plans potentially include a health centre and housing facilities for retired people. A development of this size will take around 15 years to complete so could change over time.”