Residential development for 26 homes in North Lincolnshire given green light despite residents' concerns

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 27 Jul 2017

A plan for a residential development of up to 26 homes in North Lincolnshire has been given the green light despite objections by local residents.

European Property Acquisition resubmitted the plans after they were turned down by North Lincolnshire Council in November 2015 and subsequently dismissed on appeal.

Now, planners have given the outline proposals for up to 26 homes permission on the Burnside estate, Broughton, after hearing the application yesterday (July 26).

However, residents have raised concerns about the plans for a new development on land next to the estate saying that the access to the site will cause problems for local residents.

Kenneth Stone, who was speaking on behalf of a local resident, said that estate does not have suitable access for lorries during the construction process.

"Burnside is a narrow road," he said.

"There is one way in and one way out and lorries travelling up and down the road would have to negotiate numerous parked cars."

READ MORE: Six new homes behind Red Lion pub in Broughton granted permission by councillors

He added that there are other suitable routes to get onto the land on the Burnside estate and that the current route would be a problem for local residents.

"These are not petty objections but very real problems that residents would face on a daily basis," he said.

The application sought to outline planning permission for up to 26 homes on the site.

Site layout for outline planning permission for 26 homes in Broughton, North Lincolnshire, by European Property Acquisition Ltd

Broughton Town Council has objected to the application saying that the development would increase traffic in the area, change the character of the estate and effect the wildlife and habitats.

Ward member, Holly Mumby-Croft, agreed with residents' concerns and urged the committee to reject the application.

"The road down Burnside is not wide enough for access," she said.

She added that the application raises concerns about drainage due to an objection raised by the council's drainage department on the flood risk assessment.

"I'm not confident about this application at all and support the residents," she said.

However, members of the planning committee said that they needed to deal with the application put in front of them.

An officer from the council's highways department said that a condition could be put in place to deal with traffic concerns on the estate.

Councillors voted to grant permission for the housing development.

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