Decision made on plans for 22-home development in North Lincolnshire village
Land off Applefields in Wrawby where the development has been proposed.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 19 Oct 2017
Proposals for a 22-home development in North Lincolnshire have been given the thumbs-up by councillors.
After hearing arguments both for and against the application for land off Applefields in Wrawby, members of North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee voted to grant outline permission for the development.
The plans will now see the developer Roger Herring be able to progress to detailed plans for the development of 22-homes with access roads and open space.
Louise Tandon, who was speaking at the planning committee meeting on behalf of residents in the village, said that the proposals were over the development boundary for the area.
"First of all, the development is outside the boundary for the village," she said.
"This means it is outside the purpose of planning."
Site layout for the development in Wrawby.
She added that the plans would not benefit the community environmentally or economically.
"This has no community benefit other than a small number of social housing," she said.
"The investment in construction would only be short term."
However, Phil Scrafton, who was speaking on behalf of the applicant, argued that the development would help with housing stock.
"Applefields is designed for more housing than currently exists on the site," he said.
"The area is designed for the road access and is designed to cope.
"In this case the benefits are clear."
Perspective sketch of the development.
He added that the committee must not stand in the way of change because some may not prefer it.
Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Rob Waltham, whose ward the development falls in, said he sympathised with the concerns of local residents.
"This application has caused a great deal of interest," he said.
"I think it is a challenge to balance what is an application that is outside the boundary and also the challenge to meet housing need."
Councillor Waltham added that what the residents of Wrawby do not want to see is an "urban extension of Brigg".
Councillors on the planning committee voted to approve the application.