Decision made on proposals to double the size of a new housing development

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 18 Jan 2018

An application for an increase in homes on a housing development in Brigg has been turned down by planners.

Initial proposals had seen North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee grant permission for five homes on the Almond Grove site.

However, applicants Shirecare Property Limited lodged an application to increase the amount of homes to 10.

Jen Goodhall, project manager for the development, said that the increase in homes would have no detrimental affect on the neighbouring properties and would be a benefit for Brigg.

"I do not feel that this application would affect neighbouring properties," she said.

"I also feel that this development would provide housing for young people to help them get on the ladder."

She added that the development would help improve the appearance of the area.

The application had previously been given planning permission for five homes on the site in May 2017.

Previous applications had also seen the site been given approval for outline permission for five homes in 2005 and full permission for a residential home in 2007.

An objection to the proposals was lodged by Brigg Town Council.

Ward councillor, Rob Waltham, who called in the application said that the development was a flood risk.

"It is in an area where the water table is particularly high," he said.

"We already have gardens in that area that flood with a small amount of rain.

"An increase in the amount of homes in that area will only increase that risk."

He added that residents could cope with five properties that had been given permission but not 10.

Concerns were also raised about the amount of traffic that a doubling in homes on the development would bring.

Permission was refused by the planning committee on the grounds of risk of flooding.

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