Proposals submitted for 45-home development at north Melton site

An illustrative masterplan of the proposed development. EMN-150608-154815001
An illustrative masterplan of the proposed development. EMN-150608-154815001
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Plans have been unveiled to build 45 homes on the northern edge of Melton.

The homes are proposed to be built off St Bartholomew’s Way on three hectares of agricultural land owned by applicant Martin Brown.

The development, which is proposed to include a mix of housing from one-bed bungalows to three-bed apartments, would be served by a new T junction access off St Bartholomew’s Way.

A planning statement, accompanying the outline application to Melton Council, said: “Although the site lies beyond the town envelope it adjoins existing residential development and cannot be regarded as an isolated site in the open countryside.

“The site will be largely hidden from public view points. Due to the land form and mature hedges, the site is not prominent or conspicuous in the wide landscape or in views from Nottingham Road or St Bartholomew’s Way.

“A combination of factors will ensure the proposed development will not adversely impact upon the residential amenities of existing dwellings.

“The application proposal is in a sustainable location and its benefits will outweigh any harm.”

A transport statement, also is support of the application, says there have been four ‘personal injury accidents’ within a relevant identified study area over a five year period from January 2010 and April 2015.

It adds: “With two of these accidents being located a significant distance to the north of the site and only one at the St Bartholomew’s Way/Nottingham Road junction, the accident data does not suggest a particular road safety concern within the study area.

“The proposed development will result in an increase in 33 vehicle trips during the morning peak and 32 vehicle trips during the afternoon peak. This results in a maximum increase of one additional trip approximately every two minutes during the peak periods which would not give rise to any highway capacity or safety issues at local junctions.”

The planning application will be decided by Melton Council in due course.