Plans revealed for £10 million housing estate on former factory site

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 24 Aug 2017

The former site of the Falcon Cycles factory in Bridge Street, Brigg, could soon be brought back to life as a new housing estate for the town.

For the Brigg civil engineering firm of CLS is seeking planning approval to build 67 houses with garages on the site.

The CLS submission also includes an outline application for accommodation for over 55-year-olds with landscaping and access.

The housing estate bid comes 11 years after Falcon, which came to Brigg in 1880, ceased making cycles.

The former Falcon Cycles factory site at Brigg pictured in 2011 before it was demolished

At its height the Brigg factory. which was visited by the late Princess Diana in 1988, produced 180,000 cycles a year for world-wide distribution.

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Charles Salmon, managing director at CLS, today said the development covering 5.6 acres would cost around £10 million.

The site plan for 67 homes at the former Falcon Cycle Factory in Brigg

He said the estate would consist of 20 three and four bed semi-detached properties, 20 three and four bed detached properties and 27 two and three bed linked houses.

The development would also include one or two bedroom apartments for over-55 year olds.

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