Homes protesters to take action over council ruling to build 122 homes on Scunthorpe field

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 20 Mar 2017

RESIDENTS who campaigned against controversial plans to build 122 new homes on a Scunthorpe playing field are set to take further action against the council's decision.

North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee voted five to four in favour of the plans to outline 122 homes on the Brumby Resource Centre site, East Common Lane.

Now David Stakes, of Scunthorpe Town Team, has confirmed that the residents will be taking the decision to the Local Government Ombudsman.

"We believe the consultation process was done very badly," he said. Also the matter will come back to the planning committee at some stage and we intend to have our say then."

The Local Government Ombudsmen works alongside the Department for Communities and Local Government to deal with complaints about councils. Mr Stakes said at the committee meeting yesterday that the council had been difficult to deal with during the application process. Councillor Sandra Bainbridge, ward member for Frodingham, raised concerns about the consultation process during the meeting.

"What the local consultation lacked was how local people saw that site," she said.

"The community do not see the site as just one site, it is two separate sites."

Friends of Queensway Family Field objected to the development on the green space opposite the Brumby Resource Centre site.

Chair of the group, Elaine Berry, pictured, who has lived in the area for 32 years, was also among those speaking against the development at the meeting. She said: "We have no objection in principle to the site, but we do object to the development of the adjacent field site."

North Lincolnshire Council's planning department have been approached for comment but has yet to respond.

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