85-home scheme on former allotment site in Scunthorpe set to go before councillors

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 13 Mar 2018

Plans for 85 new homes in Scunthorpe will be discussed by councillors this week.

A planning application for the dwellings on a former allotment site off Roman Way will be decided on by North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee on Wednesday.

Developers Gleeson Regeneration Limited say the properties will be a mixture of detached and semi-detached.

The local authority’s planning officers have recommended the committee should pass the application, subject to the completion of a planning agreement for community benefit.

A design and access statement submitted to the council with the plans says: "The site extends to approximately 6.24 acres (2.53 hectares) and is currently vacant, consisting of rough grassland with border hedging and trees. The land was previously used as allotments.

An aerial view of the site, off Roman Way in Scunthorpe

"The development will provide 85 houses, utilising nine different property styles consisting of 29 two-bedroom houses, 52 three-bedroom houses and four four-bedroom houses.

"Dwellings will be two storeys in height. The scale is therefore in keeping with the local character and appropriate for the area.

"Dwellings will generally be provided with a minimum of two off-road parking spaces, most of which will include one in the form of a garage or optional garage space.

The former allotment site is off Roman Way in Scunthorpe (Image: David Haber)

"Four bedroom houses will have a minimum of three off-road spaces."

Plans for housing on the former allotment sites met with opposition when proposals were first put forward in 2014, with residents saying the planned access route was unsuitable and could lead to road safety issues.

The planning committee will meet at the Civic Centre in Scunthorpe at 2pm on Wednesday.

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