Proposals for 140 new homes in Winterton have met with objections from residents in the town

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 7 May 2019

Objections have been made by residents over new plans for 140 houses to be built in Winterton.

The development would see self-build and custom-build residential units constructed on land off Top Road, opposite Winterton Observatory.

It would include 24 two-bedroom houses, 90 three-bedroom houses and 26 houses with four bedrooms, potentially bringing hundreds of new people to the village.

An outline application has been submitted by planning law specialists Zyda Law to planners at North Lincolnshire Council.

It comes after similar plans for 120 homes on an adjacent site, also to be accessed off Top Road, were lodged by Gleeson Homes in March.

Residents have protested that the town's roads and facilities will be unable to cope with the influx of buyers.

The site earmarked for 140 houses off Top Road in Winterton (Image: Zyda Law Limited)

In a letter to the council objecting to the latest plans, Susan Nicklen said: "I am totally against the building of so many new houses in the Winterton area as the infrastructure of this small town cannot cope.

"The doctors have a two week waiting list for appointments and the schools and nurseries are full. If Winterton has to grow larger, then then the facilities need to be dealt with first."

A fellow resident, identified as Mr Chidwick, said: "I live 50 yards from this field and beautiful panorama and certainly do not want to look out on bricks and concrete. Our green and brownfield credentials will never again be recovered - they are lost forever."

Other residents expressed concern in their objection letters over the effect the new homes could have on traffic on the town.

Daniel Redhead said: "Access onto this site is potentially difficult as it leads on to an already very busy main road. Adding another major junction at the entrance of Winterton could be very dangerous. It would create congestion at peak times and is an accident waiting to happen."

Concerns have been raised about the effect on Winterton's overstretched facilities, including the medical practice

A total of 16 objections have been made by residents and published on the North Lincolnshire Councilplanning website.

However, applicant Zyda Law Limited has argued the development would be a boon for the town's economy.

"Creation of a new community of 140 dwellings will provide a significant injection into the local economy through the use of local building material suppliers, constructors and tradesmen," the company stated in the planning application.

"It has been suggested that the scheme as a whole could greatly improve the character of the northern, residential edge of Winterton, while improving the provision of public open space and routes."

Plans to build 40 homes on land off Coates Avenue in Winterton were also defeated earlier this year over concerns about traffic problems.

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