Residents object to plans for 62 new homes

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 10 Jul 2017

Residents on a Winterton street are objecting to proposals for up to 62 new homes.

The plans for land off Enterprise Way have been submitted by Dean Property Group but they have been met with opposition by a number of residents in the town.

A letter of objection has been submitted and signed by residents of Coates Avenue. It highlights concerns such as noise, access and car parking.

The design and access statement for the application says: "The proposed development would comprise the following key elements; up to 62 residential dwelling comprising a variety of sizes and types, the construction of a new access off Enterprise Way, the installation of new service infrastructure and the provision of hard and soft landscaping.

"The proposed development would provide up to 62 new dwellings comprising a variety of sizes and types, including an appropriate provision of affordable housing."

The letter says: "As residents of Coates Avenue, Winterton, we are deeply distressed by the proposals for the land off Enterprise Way and the construction of sixty two dwellings.

"This letter addresses our collective concerns with the impact that the proposal would have upon Coates Avenue and our objection to the access between the two sites.

"Our separate individual concerns with regards to these proposals will be submitted as comments on the North Lincolnshire Council website.

"We are all very worried about the proposals submitted for our quiet cul-de-sac to become a thoroughfare for those living in the proposed properties.

"We share apprehension of increased noise and disturbance, both short term with construction, and long term when residents move in.

We are fearful that during the construction period there will be severe disruption to our quiet cul-de-sac, with excessive and intrusive noise affecting quality of life for residents of Coates Avenue.

"There is an abundant risk that our street will be used by construction workers for parking during their working hours, and will become a haven for larger heavy goods vehicles carrying out deliveries and working on the site.

"In the long term, we will face the unprecedented challenge that our street will become the easiest way for pedestrians to commute into the centre of the town.

"Not only the new residents of the proposed Enterprise Way site, but also business owners and users of the Enterprise Way Industrial Estate, residents of Rhybas Court and Top Road.

"Our quiet street could become one of the busiest in the town. With a sudden surge of pedestrians and cyclists on a quiet residential cul-de-sac there would be an intense intrusion of privacy; particularly for those properties closest to the proposed site.

"We fear that the end of Coates Avenue, where bollards are proposed between the two sites, would quickly become a meeting point, with people congregating creating noise and litter.

"We strongly oppose access between the two sites. The quiet space we have lived in would no longer be the same.

"We have substantial concerns with regards to the proposed car park that would be leading on to Coates Avenue.

"We have existing issues with users of the doctor’s surgery parking on Coates Avenue as the surgery car park is unable to accommodate all staff and patients - this problem extends to Manlake Avenue (an already busy and dangerous road) that leads out of Coates Avenue.

"We are confident that this car park would soon be seen as a desirable place for users of the doctor’s surgery to park, therefore increasing the intensity of footfall on Coates Avenue beyond those previously indicated.

"When we purchased our properties, this was not what we bought in to. We all face a great risk that the value of our properties will be severely affected, particularly those closest to the proposed site.

"Our street is at risk of becoming a rapid thoroughfare of people flocking into the town, and we will be subjected to a level of noise and intrusion of privacy that is wholly unacceptable.

"We feel this is implausibly unfair and morally wrong. As a group of residents significantly affected by these proposals, we hope our concerns will be listened to and addressed.

"We desperately hope you will offer your support in objecting these proposals that will be profoundly damaging to our cul-de-sac and our way of life.

"Coates Avenue is unanimous in its resounding objection to becoming an access point to the proposed site. We also firmly object to the construction of the sixty two dwellings proposed for the site off Enterprise Way.

"Yours Sincerely, all Coates Avenue homeowners."

A spokeswoman for North Lincolnshire Council said: "An outline planning application has been received for land off Enterprise Way in Winterton.

"Any comments made will be taken into consideration when a decision is made on the application."



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