Plans revealed for 32 affordable homes on disused Scunthorpe sports complex

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 6 Aug 2018

Plans to build 32 new affordable homes on a disused sports complex in Scunthorpe have been revealed.

Ongo Homes has submitted an application for the houses, which would be built on a site on Rowland Road that has stood idle since 2005.

The complex adjoining a children’s recreation park comprises a bowling green, a pitch and putt course and two tennis courts.

But the facilities have not been used for 13 years due to the rising cost of vandalism and in 2007, it was estimated it would cost more than £86,000 a year to keep the complex open.

The social housing development would include 18 two-bedroom, 11 three-bedroom and three four-bedroom homes, as well as 49 car parking spaces.

The former bowling green on Rowland Road in Scunthorpe, which forms part of the site earmarked for 32 new homes

It comes as part of a project between Ongo and North Lincolnshire Council to build 240 new affordable homes at various sites in the region.

Approval was given for the former Crosby Primary School site for housing as part of the scheme and further applications are expected for the West Street area in Scunthorpe.

In a design and access statement, Ongo said the proposed Rowland Road homes would help to enhance the local area.

It said: "The development offers an architecture that considers the local vernacular and incorporates features to assist the scheme developing a dialogue with the surrounding area.

"The robust nature of the materials will mean that the buildings will age well and harmonise with their context.

"All of this will result in a scheme that provides secure new dwellings in a sustainable location, close to existing facilities and amenities, which will complete the street scenes and enhance the community in which they would sit."

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