Green light given for 91-home development in North Lincolnshire

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 16 Nov 2017

The green light has been given by planners for a 91-home development in North Lincolnshire.

An application had been submitted by Larkfleet Homes for permission for the homes to be built on a site in Station Road, Kirton In Lindsey.

The application also sought permission to develop the site with associated garages, infrastructure and public open space.

It was discussed by North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee at a meeting yesterday.

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Kirton in Lindsey Town Council objected to the plans on the grounds that the scheme constituted over-development on the site.

How the proposed 91 home development may look off Station Road, Kirton in Lindsey.

Concern was raised at the meeting by Councillor Neil Poole about the effect the site would have on local services.

"This site would have a cumulative effect," he said.

"The current surgery caters for 5,600 patients.

"This application would add eight per cent to that."

Councillor Poole added that the site also amounts to a flood risk and cited the amount of flooding in Kirton in 2007 as an example.

Objectors also raised concerns about access to the site from Station Road.

However, planners said that the application has mitigation for flooding concerns.

Councillor Davison said the application has five points to deal with drainage issues.

Councillor Mick Grant said that the application suffered from a lack of a mixture of homes.

"We recently rejected an application in Kirton which was for social housing," he said.

"Now we have an application in front of us with no social housing.

"There is a need for it and people want it."

The proposed development includes a mixture of one, two, three, four and five bedroom housing types.

The application was granted permission by the committee.

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