Councillors to decide on plans for 14 new homes in Althorpe

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 20 Jun 2017

Plans for 14 new homes in North Lincolnshire could receive planning permission this week.

Councillors will meet for the council's monthly planning committee to decide on the proposals.

The plans would see 14 new homes being developed at the Old Railway Sidings in Althorpe.

The application has been called into the committee by Councillor John Briggs on the grounds of significant public interest.

A similar application was lodged in August 2016 to outline planning permission for 14 homes on the site.

However, the committee refused the application in January due to the development lying outside the "settlement boundary of Keadby where development is restricted to that which is essential to the functioning of agricultural or forestry enterprise."

An aerial impression of the proposed 14 dwellings site off the A18 in Althorpe

Councillor John Briggs spoke against the application on January 20, 2017.

He said: "I think what is important with this is it was ear marked for an employment opportunity.

"It is outside Keadby itself and it is outside the boundary line.

"This was refused over a year ago and here we are again. The people of Keadby need jobs."

However, an agent speaking on behalf of applicant Tony Webster, said the site is important for a small scale housing development.

Prior to that application, a further two proposals were also turned down for development on the site.

Planning officers have said that the main concern for the application is to determine whether or not residential development would impact on the character and amenities of the site

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