Huge plans for 280 new Cyden Homes in Louth given go-ahead despite public outrage

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 8 Aug 2017

Developers have given the go-ahead to press on with controversial plans to build 280 homes in Louth despite strong objections from the public.

Laceby-based Cyden Homes has been given the green light for the huge development by East Lindsey District Council, and work can now begin to build the properties on land off Legbourne Road.

People who live in in Blanchard Road, Eresbie Road and Stutte Close in Louth objected to the plan, saying they were concerned about traffic, loss of light and privacy.

An artist's impression of how some of the 280 homes could look once built by Cyden Homes, in Louth

A R Walker of Eresbie Road in Louth said two points of access – one directly onto Legbourne Road and the other via Blanchard Road will “lead to a disaster more than likely with a severe loss of life”.

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The resident added: “No reasonable person would allow some 350 motor vehicles of varying classes to exit and access a residential area via two roads only – one of which is into the middle of an already busy residential area – Weavers’ Tryst.”

As well as housing, it had proposed a number of shops, a health centre and a sports facility.

The master plan for 280 homes shows a loop road with dwellings fronting onto a new street.

If approved, a mix of two to five bed properties could be provided in a combination of detached, semi-detached and terraced form.

It comes as a separate application for 89 homes is also proposed off Legbourne Road by Dieter Nelson Planning Consultancy and another section of the street has outline planning consent for 55 homes.

Mr C Illingworth of Blanchard Road also objected to the application.

Blanchard Road, Louth

In a letter to ELDC, he said: “One major factor in objecting is that our property will suffer a loss of morning sunlight in the months where the sun is low above the horizon due to the situation of the newly proposed houses in comparison with the aspect of the back of our house.

“This is also compounded by the loss of privacy due to the new properties overlooking ours.

“Traffic changes concern me greatly and I don’t think the developers have actually spent much time in the area due to inconsistencies in their documentation.

“Louth is a special market town… The uniqueness must be preserved.”

Linda Blankley also wrote a letter of objection on behalf of Louth Town Council.

She stated Louth Town Council unanimously (of those able to vote) object to this development.

“The impact of the development and this amendment will have fundamental impacts not only on local / neighbouring residents but also on the sustainability of the town itself,” she said.

An artist's impression of how some of the 280 homes could look once built by Cyden Homes, in Louth

Nicholas Janney of Blanchard Road in Louth also objected. He said: “In December 2013, I strongly objected to the previous application to develop the land off Legbourne Road, Louth as negatively impacting local residents, Louth and my property.

“I urge the planning office to reject this and future revised applications on this site.”

An Anglian Water report outlines that the area does not have the capacity to treat the flows of waste water from the new development.

They stated that they would “take necessary steps to ensure that there is sufficient treatment capacity”.

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