Major 90-home development proposed to help meet need for affordable housing

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 21 Jan 2019

Plans have been submitted to build 90 houses in a North Lincolnshire village in a bid to help meet a shortfall in the number of new homes required across the area.

The project would represent a significant expansion to Ulceby, and would be built off Station Road in an area which is currently agricultural land.

The new properties are likely to include starter homes, housing suitable for elderly people and self-build plots.

Of the 90 houses, 81 would go up for sale on the market and the remaining nine would be social housing, and would bring hundreds of people to Ulceby.

A planning application for the development says it would help North Lincolnshire Council meet its targets for housing, which has been slowed by the delay to the proposed Lincolnshire Lakes development.

According to the application, submitted by Mr F Strawson Limited, the council is only supplying 71 per cent of the required amount - a deficit of nearly 1,400 houses over the next five years.


The houses would be built within the red lines, on fields off Station Road(Image: Urban Wilderness)

The application states: "The five-year housing supply relies heavily on delivery of housing at a major site at Lincolnshire Lakes. This site is significantly delayed.

"The remainder of sites in the housing trajectory are, to a great extent, located in the main towns. This places heavy reliance on the housing markets in those towns. The housing trajectory includes only a small number of housing sites in the rural settlements."

The location would be located close to the A180 at the eastern edge of Ulceby.

The application says the extension to the village would include a "variety of house sizes, affordable housing, bungalows and other housing types for elderly people and offering the opportunity for self-build plots." The number of the bedrooms in each house hasn't yet been determined.

Station Road, Ulceby, where houses could be built (Image: Google Maps)

The application predicts that the first houses would be delivered within 18 months of permission being given, with the last ones three years later.

A number of smaller sized homes would be built to accommodate the predicted shrinking household size in North Lincolnshire over the next 20 years.

Further applications to determine the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale of the homes would be submitted at a later date.

A consultation period on the application ends on February 7 and the council will determine at a later date whether the project can proceed.



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