Mill Moor Way Housing Estate Character Area is located between Mill Lane and Newark Lane, on an area of relatively level land, to the south of the centre of North Hykeham. The area is mostly residential in use, with a primary school in the east of the area and a single commercial property on Jaguar Drive in the north.
The area comprises several disconnected residential development units, which illustrate changing attitudes and approaches to the construction of private residential housing estates in the mid to latter part of the 20th century.
Although modern development has overwritten much of the previous character of the area, some traces of its rural past survive, including 18th and 19th century field boundaries and the remains of a windmill.
Street patterns vary across the Character Area. Older developments are based around a curving grid pattern of streets with regular, rectangular urban blocks, whilst modern developments have large and irregular urban blocks defined by sinuous branching cul-de-sacs. There is good provision of dedicated footpath links within the older developments, with pedestrian shortcuts between many of the cul-de-sacs. In more modern developments the emphasis is very much on vehicular access, showing the growing importance of the private motor-car. The form and style of residential properties vary throughout the Character Area, but are generally highly coherent within build units.
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