Construction work begins on new 300-home development in Market Rasen

Chestnut Homes has commenced infrastructure works for the first 101 homes at a new development in Market Rasen.

The homes represent the first phase of Chantrey Park, a development which is set to deliver 300 homes on land off Caistor Road, at the northern edge of the town.

The initial phase will deliver 81 houses for private sale, comprising a mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, while 20 properties will be provided as affordable housing.

As well as new homes, the development will include areas of green open space towards the north of the site, creating a seamless transition with the existing countryside.

David Newton, Managing Director of Chestnut Homes, said: “With construction work at Chantrey Park now underway, we are hoping to release the first homes for sale at the development this summer.

“Situated just over half a mile from the town centre, Chantrey Park will be a logical extension to Market Rasen. Residents will be within a 20-minute walk of a wide range of amenities, including shops, schools, health facilities and the town’s railway station.

“We are proud of our 30-year history in providing high-quality new homes in locations across Lincolnshire. As with our other sites in the county, this development will feature traditional house designs that reflect the existing style and character of the local towns and surrounding villages.

“Designed with contemporary lifestyles in mind, these homes will meet the demand from a variety of house-hunters, from first-time buyers seeking to step onto the property ladder to families looking to find their forever home.”

In line with planning agreements for the initial phase of Chantrey Park, Chestnut Homes will be contributing £199,859 towards improvements to Market Rasen Primary School, £42,975 towards improvements to Market Rasen Surgery, £45,000 towards providing a skate park in the town, and £3,500 toward signage /white lining to make a foot and cycle path between the development and Church bridge.

Further contributions will be confirmed in line with subsequent planning approval for the remaining 199 homes.

The Lincolnshire housebuilder will also be retaining a majority of the site’s mature trees, vegetation and habitat areas, as well as planting new vegetation within the development.

Chestnut Homes is expecting to welcome the first residents to Chantrey Park in early 2022.

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