First phase of massive 250 home development in Healing approved by council
The fields on the outskirts of Healing village, where council planners are to decide on plans for a 250 home development. (Image: Rick Byrne)
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 12 Oct 2017
The first phase of a 250 home development in Healing has been granted approval by the council.
It comes after the plans as a whole for the giant housing development off Stallingborough Road in Healing were given the go-ahead by council planning officers in January, 2016, despite concerns that had been raised by local residents and the parish council.
The development will consist of one to five bedroom properties, and will use up almost nine hectares of land, with a further 11.5 hectares to be used as open space.
Developer, Cyden Homes, will also make a contribution to the road network as part of the application, including at the A1136 Great Coates roundabout, which is expected to run at capacity at peak times by 2019.
The area where the 250 home development will be built.
Although concerns had been raised by local residents and the parish council, these have since been addressed by the developer.
Councillors on the North East Lincolnshire planning committee have now approved plans for the first stage of development unanimously, believing that it will significantly add to the local housing provision and encourage more professionals to move to the area.
Councillor David Hasthorpe said he welcomed the development, despite raising objections previously as chair of Healing Parish Council. He said, however, he would have liked to have seen a site access point created on Stallingborough Road prior to the construction to the development, as the current point of access on Larkspur Avenue could create "mayhem."
He said: "We currently have the problem of cars parking on Larkspur Avenue half on the road and half on the pavement, and with construction set to begin on this development, if this road is the only access point then it could create mayhem.
Example of a house by Cyden Homes.
"The parish council has stressed the importance of an access point on Stallingborough Road, which although not part of this application, should be stressed during construction."
Councillor Ray Sutton also supported the development, however felt that more could be done within the development to encourage a sense of community.
He stated: "I have a little bit of anxiety about this development, and I think we need to focus on creating communities rather than just housing, and we do not seem to have cracked that code yet.
"While the need for housing is important, we also need to be looking at places for people to shop and live their lives as well."