Land at Top Farm
Navenby

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Overview

Linden Homes and Lindum Group Ltd. submitted a planning application to build 160 new homes on this site in August 2014. This planning application was deferred by North Kesteven District Council’s Planning Committee in June 2015 and later refused.

Following the Planning Committee’s decision to defer this application, Linden Homes and the project team met with the council’s officers to determine the precise concerns behind the deferral and identify how these could be overcome. After taking on-board the comments received, a revised application for 137 new homes was submitted in November 2015.

More information about the revised proposals and the changes made in response to local feedback can be found in the ‘Layout’ section of this website.

Phone Number: 0800 298 7040

Postcode: LN5

Location

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The site is located in the village of Navenby, in the east of Lincolnshire. The village is located about nine miles south of Lincoln.

The site is located on land east of Grantham Road and north of Green Man Road. It is bounded to the west by Top Farm buildings, to the north and east by open fields and to the south by existing residential development.

Layout

Linden Homes is proposing a scheme of 137 new homes, including:

  • A range of open market homes, from two to four bedroom properties
  • 34 affordable homes, featuring a mix of one to four bedroom properties
  • A significant provision of public open space
  • The retention of landscaping along the Green Man road frontage, including existing Cherry Trees
  • Full landscaping across the site, including on the boundaries with existing immediate neighbours

Having taken on-board the comments received from planning officers, local residents and Planning Committee members, a significant number of changes have been made to the proposals:

Density and layout

  • The number of homes proposed has been reduced from 157 to 137, creating a significantly lower density across the development;
  • The public open space has been re-configured in direct response to the Planning Committee’s comments; and
  • The layout now includes a less formal “Lane” spine road

House types

  • Bungalows and 1.5 storey units have been added to the proposals; and
  • The number of proposed terraced homes has been increased.

Design

  • Chimneys have been added to a number of plots; 
  • More stone has been incorporated across the site; and
  • House types have been re-elevated to reflect the character of Navenby and the Conservation Area.

Events

Public Exhibition

Linden Homes held a public exhibition of its original proposals for the site on Friday 6th June 2014 at The Venue.

You can view the display boards which were shown at this exhibition here.

Download Exhibition Display Boards

06/06/2014


The Team

Linden Homes is the house building division of Galliford Try, one of the UK’s leading construction companies. Linden Homes Midlands is based in Peterborough and is one of 11 regional offices that operate right across England, from Cornwall to Northumberland.

With a reputation for bespoke and creative sustainable developments in prime locations, Linden Homes prides itself on high quality design. We were named Best Large House Builder 2012 at the What House? Awards and House Builder of The Year at the Ideal Home Blue Ribbon Awards 2013.

Working with local communities comes as second nature to Linden Homes. We understand that if we are to deliver homes that not only meet the aspirations of those who seek to live in them but also enhance the existing neighbourhood, then we need to talk to, and engage with local people.

We are proud to be part of the Considerate Constructors' scheme and work hard with local communities throughout the construction process.

More information about Linden Homes can be found here.

The Site

NKDC is working alongside West Lindsey and the City of Lincoln Councils to prepare a new Local Plan that will guide the delivery of new homes and jobs up to 2036.

This new Local Plan will replace the previous Core Strategy that they had been preparing for the Central Lincolnshire Area, but which the authorities had to withdraw. It is accepted by all three councils that there is an immediate need for extra housing and that there will be a need to see a significant number of new homes delivered to meet North Kesteven’s requirements alone in the coming years.

Land at Top Farm has previously been identified through the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment as one of several sites in Navenby that has the ability to accommodate new homes. Its merits are that it is close to the village centre, can be accessed directly from the main road and, whilst it lies to the north of Green Man Road, it has clearly defined limits and will not cause coalescence with neighbouring settlements. It is in light of this and given the sustainability of the village that Linden Homes is now preparing proposals for the site, which will help meet the immediate need for new homes.

Linden Homes has held formal discussions with planning officers at NKDC in respect of the proposals and has also met with the Parish Council, a number of the site’s immediate neighbours and the wider community. Constructive comments by the stakeholders and local residents are helping shape the best possible form of development for the site.

Benefits

As well as providing a range of new homes that respond to a housing need in the area, the development of Linden Homes’ scheme would also deliver a number of benefits to the local community through a range of financial contributions, to be secured through a Section 106 legal agreement. Whilst the details of these contributions are yet to be confirmed and are subject to further discussion with the relevant authorities, they will include contributions towards local primary education, local health provision and local amenity.

Next Steps

Following the previous application's deferral on June 16th 2015, Linden Homes and Lindum Group Ltd. held further discussions with planning officers and submitted a revised application to North Kesteven District Council for consideration in November 2015.

Linden Homes and Lindum Group Ltd. submitted a planning application to build 160 new homes on this site in August 2014. This planning application was deferred by North Kesteven District Council’s Planning Committee in June 2015 and later refused.

Following the Planning Committee’s decision to defer this application, Linden Homes and the project team met with the council’s officers to determine the precise concerns behind the deferral and identify how these could be overcome. After taking on-board the comments received, a revised application for 137 new homes was submitted in November 2015.

More information about the revised proposals and the changes made in response to local feedback can be found in the ‘Layout’ section of this website.

Phone Number: 0800 298 7040

Postcode: LN5

Go to Google Maps

The site is located in the village of Navenby, in the east of Lincolnshire. The village is located about nine miles south of Lincoln.

The site is located on land east of Grantham Road and north of Green Man Road. It is bounded to the west by Top Farm buildings, to the north and east by open fields and to the south by existing residential development.

Linden Homes is proposing a scheme of 137 new homes, including:

  • A range of open market homes, from two to four bedroom properties
  • 34 affordable homes, featuring a mix of one to four bedroom properties
  • A significant provision of public open space
  • The retention of landscaping along the Green Man road frontage, including existing Cherry Trees
  • Full landscaping across the site, including on the boundaries with existing immediate neighbours

Having taken on-board the comments received from planning officers, local residents and Planning Committee members, a significant number of changes have been made to the proposals:

Density and layout

  • The number of homes proposed has been reduced from 157 to 137, creating a significantly lower density across the development;
  • The public open space has been re-configured in direct response to the Planning Committee’s comments; and
  • The layout now includes a less formal “Lane” spine road

House types

  • Bungalows and 1.5 storey units have been added to the proposals; and
  • The number of proposed terraced homes has been increased.

Design

  • Chimneys have been added to a number of plots; 
  • More stone has been incorporated across the site; and
  • House types have been re-elevated to reflect the character of Navenby and the Conservation Area.

Public Exhibition

Linden Homes held a public exhibition of its original proposals for the site on Friday 6th June 2014 at The Venue.

You can view the display boards which were shown at this exhibition here.

Download Exhibition Display Boards

06/06/2014


Linden Homes is the house building division of Galliford Try, one of the UK’s leading construction companies. Linden Homes Midlands is based in Peterborough and is one of 11 regional offices that operate right across England, from Cornwall to Northumberland.

With a reputation for bespoke and creative sustainable developments in prime locations, Linden Homes prides itself on high quality design. We were named Best Large House Builder 2012 at the What House? Awards and House Builder of The Year at the Ideal Home Blue Ribbon Awards 2013.

Working with local communities comes as second nature to Linden Homes. We understand that if we are to deliver homes that not only meet the aspirations of those who seek to live in them but also enhance the existing neighbourhood, then we need to talk to, and engage with local people.

We are proud to be part of the Considerate Constructors' scheme and work hard with local communities throughout the construction process.

More information about Linden Homes can be found here.

NKDC is working alongside West Lindsey and the City of Lincoln Councils to prepare a new Local Plan that will guide the delivery of new homes and jobs up to 2036.

This new Local Plan will replace the previous Core Strategy that they had been preparing for the Central Lincolnshire Area, but which the authorities had to withdraw. It is accepted by all three councils that there is an immediate need for extra housing and that there will be a need to see a significant number of new homes delivered to meet North Kesteven’s requirements alone in the coming years.

Land at Top Farm has previously been identified through the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment as one of several sites in Navenby that has the ability to accommodate new homes. Its merits are that it is close to the village centre, can be accessed directly from the main road and, whilst it lies to the north of Green Man Road, it has clearly defined limits and will not cause coalescence with neighbouring settlements. It is in light of this and given the sustainability of the village that Linden Homes is now preparing proposals for the site, which will help meet the immediate need for new homes.

Linden Homes has held formal discussions with planning officers at NKDC in respect of the proposals and has also met with the Parish Council, a number of the site’s immediate neighbours and the wider community. Constructive comments by the stakeholders and local residents are helping shape the best possible form of development for the site.

As well as providing a range of new homes that respond to a housing need in the area, the development of Linden Homes’ scheme would also deliver a number of benefits to the local community through a range of financial contributions, to be secured through a Section 106 legal agreement. Whilst the details of these contributions are yet to be confirmed and are subject to further discussion with the relevant authorities, they will include contributions towards local primary education, local health provision and local amenity.

Following the previous application's deferral on June 16th 2015, Linden Homes and Lindum Group Ltd. held further discussions with planning officers and submitted a revised application to North Kesteven District Council for consideration in November 2015.