Plans to build 302 new homes at derelict former RAF base deferred
RAF Kirton in Lindsey/ Rapier Barracks, Kirton in Lindsey, North Lincolnshire.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 7 Dec 2017
Plans to build 302 new homes in North Lincolnshire have been deferred.
Green Meadow is seeking outline planning permission to build the new homes at the former RAF and army camp in Kirton Lindsey.
The bid comes three years after Green Meadow bought the former camp from the Ministry of Defence for an undisclosed sum.
A 33-acre site at the northern end of the former barracks has been earmarked for the development which is set to cost more than £29 million over a five-year rolling programme.
However, plans have today (Wednesday, December 6) been deferred after the manager of the Kirton Lindsey Surgery claimed that the surgery had not been properly consulted.
Speaking at the council planning committee, Andrew Clifford said: "We don't believe there has been consultation at all with local health providers to see if we could support the additional families coming into the area as a result of the housing.
"We simply won't be able to cope or support families moving into the area.
"In principle we are not against the development we just want provision to be provided for the local health infrastructure."
Councillor Neil Poole added that although residents seemed to be behind the development, education and health providers needed reassurance provision would be made for the extra strain to be placed on them.
He also said that as the planned development is away from the centre of Kirton Lindsey, plans needed to be put in place for the additional vehicles that will be going into the town.
Councillor Trevor Foster added that he was struggling to support the development without reassurances that health providers would have the support they need.
The committee agreed to defer the application for another month, to give the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) more time to respond to the plans and to consult how local health providers will be supported.