Learn about our plans for an exciting new community in Sleaford.
We are working closely with local residents, North Kesteven District Council and other key stakeholders to develop plans for an exciting new community in Sleaford.
Our proposals include 238 homes including 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses, which will be perfect for young couples and families. Included in this are 23 affordable homes for local people.
The development comes as part of a larger sustainable urban extension which aims to delivery 1,450 homes and a new health centre, community centre, retail area, primary school, public house, and care home.
New cycleways and footpaths will provide convenient links to the thriving market town of Sleaford.
We want to create a thriving new community in Sleaford. We have submitted a Reserved Matters Application in line with the outline planning permission granted by North Kesteven District Council on 13th July 2015.
Handley Chase Sustainable Urban Expansion (SUE) is an allocated site for residential development in North Kesteven District Council Neighbourhood Plan and our proposals meet the objectives that the plan sets out.
The development will provide a mix 231 high quality homes, 10% of which will be affordable housing, and each of the homes will have a dedicated parking space and garden.
The SUE, with our contribution, will deliver 1,450 homes to the vibrant town of Sleaford as well as manage public open spaces, a new health centre, a new primary school and care home facilities.
The Northern Central Green open space in the centre of our proposed site will act as a hub for families to socialise.
The homes at Handley Chase will be surrounded by large green open space and new footpaths and cycleways which will act as great transport links to the nearby city centre.
The site will consist of 231, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms with 10% (23) being allocated as affordable housing.
The majority of the houses will be 2 story, with a mix of detached, semi-detached, and terraced designs.
We understand that a new development will have an impact on the existing community, and we have carefully considered this as we have developed our proposals.
The main road into Handley Chase will be via London Road. We will create a new entrance to the development, leading into a spine road which loops around the site and enables access to the smaller secondary roads leading to cul-de-sac streets and private driveways.
An extensive transport assessment was completed as part of the planning of the site. If planning goes ahead for the site then this will confirm the road network has sufficient capacity to accommodate the traffic that will be generated.
Cycling and walking will be encouraged with a network of footpaths and cycleways which will provide easy access to the Sleaford Town Centre. Existing transport links at Sleaford Railway Station are in walking distance and existing local bus services will service the development.
We have prepared a flood risk assessment and surface water drainage strategy to ensure that an appropriate drainage strategy is put in place.
Preserving and enhancing local wildlife is a key consideration when we plan and build new developments. We have carried out a number of ecological surveys to identify any ecological constraints on the site.
Working closely with ecologists, the surveys we have carried out have identified no evidence of any protected species. All trees within the boundary of the site will be untouched and existing hedgerows incorporated into the proposed layout.
Our plans include significant opportunities to enhance the site for local wildlife and measures to enhance biodiversity.
History of the site History of the site
The location for this development resides in the larger SUE area allocated by the North Kesteven District Council for housing development. The 3 sites used as part of this SUE are all greenfield sites and consist of New Quarrington Land, East Field Land and the Bullock Pasture.
Previous planning applications
The site has been granted outline planning permission as part of the North Kesteven Local Plan, and a Reserved Matters application is currently being analysed by the local authority. The latter is a plan with much finer details, showing the development layout, housing mix and design of the homes.
We want to deliver new homes and facilities that positively integrate with and enhance the local community.
If our reserved matters planning application is approved, we will make a financial contribution to the North Kesteven County Council which will be used to improve local infrastructure and facilities. While the council will decide how our contribution is spent, it could go towards improving local roads, supporting delivery of new sporting facilities, expanding exiting healthcare centres, or developing educational facilities.
Ensuring our residents and the local community have access to beautiful green open spaces is a key consideration. The open space on our site is part of the wider SUE plan strategized by North Kesteven District Council.
The Northern Central Green acts as a focal point to the site, designed with a pond as the main feature and a large timber bridge providing access.
Amenities & facilities
We aim to support the communities in which we build. One way in which we do this is by contributing to new facilities that local people can benefit from.
A Local Centre will be provided at the main entrance of the wider development on London Road providing facilities and amenities for the local community. We will also contribute to the recreation area to the south-eastern corner of the sile, which will provide facilities for a wide range of sports and age groups. A pavilion building and changing room facilities will also be provided.
We believe it’s our responsibility to support our communities, so that people are proud to call them home. That’s why we regularly donate time and money to local causes, and are passionate about investing in the areas we build.
We’re committed to building greener, healthier homes for us all. From energy efficient fixtures and fittings, to cutting our carbon emissions, and enhancing existing green spaces, we build sustainability into everything we do.