Plans for 302-home development on former RAF base set to go before councillors

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 30 Nov 2017

Plans for more than 300 homes to be built on a former Royal Air Force base in North Lincolnshire are set to go before councillors next week.

Outline planning permission is being sought to develop up to 302 homes on the site, along with public open space and the demolition of existing buildings.

Applicant Green Meadow Limited submitted the application to North Lincolnshire Council'splanning department and the council's planning committee is expected to discuss the proposals at a meeting next Wednesday (December 6).

No objection has been made by Kirton Town Council, however concerns have been raised about the level of service provision in the town due to the increase in population that the site would bring.

RAF Kirton in Lindsey/ Rapier Barracks, Kirton in Lindsey, North Lincolnshire. (Image: David Haber)

Historic England has raised concerns over the heritage of listed buildings on the site and Historic Enviornment Record has issued a holding objection until further information is provided.

The current site is vacant but includes a number of buildings associated with its use as an RAF base, including the sector operations building which was used during the Second World War.

The proposed site for RAF Kirton which planners will decide on.

In a report prepared for councillors on the committee, planning officers at the authority say the main issue to consider with the application is whether or not the number of houses proposed would have an adverse impact on highway safety.

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Council committee members are set to determine whether or not to grant outline permission for the scheme at the meeting, which will be held at the Civic Centre, on Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, at 2pm on December 6.

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