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

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 27 Jul 2017

Proposals for half a dozen new homes behind a local pub in North Lincolnshire have been approved by planners.

North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee granted permission for six new homes on land behind the Red Lion pub in Broughton despite concerns about access to the site.

The application came before the committee yesterday (July 26) following a site visit by councillors after Broughton Town council objected to the plans.

Martin Flynn, who was speaking on behalf of the applicant, said that the application had arrived before the committee after extensive talks with the planning officer and other stakeholders.

"The application states that all stakeholders have been consulted," he said.

"It became clear beforehand that they needed to be satisfied."

The assessment report from the planning officer said that the committee needed to decide whether or not the development would have an adverse affect on highway safety.

Ward councillor, Holly Mumby-Croft, said that she had concerns about access to the site.

"I do not have a problem with the properties," she said.

"My main concern is the access to the pub.

"Right next to the pub is a BT box which I do not agree is safe."

Highways officers said that they had visited the site many times and felt that the area is quite open on approach but a condition could be put in place for protection of the box.

The committee granted permission for the plans with an added condition on protection for the BT broadband box on entrance to the pub.

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