Work to start within months on 115 new homes in Barton

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 17 Mar 2017

WORK on 115 homes is set to start in three months after council planners granted permission to a new development in the town.

Keigar Homes sought full planning permission for the new homes on Falklands Way, off Canberra View, Barton.

North Lincolnshire Council's planning officer recommended that the committee approve the plans subject to Keigar Homes agreeing to a section 106 agreement.

Gary Whall, speaking on behalf of the applicant, said: "The homes would be beneficial to the town particularly with the agreement in place."

The section 106 agreement will see Keigar Homes offer 23 affordable homes on site, pay £3,371 in education contributions per dwelling for primary school places and make contributions towards maintenance of the junction on site.

Councillor Jonathan Evison called the application in on a significant public interest basis. Concerns were raised about drainage and flood risk at the site.

Both Barton Town Council and local objectors raised the issue of the overflow from the pond on the site into the ditch near Pasture Road South.

Councillor Elaine Marper spoke on behalf of Councillor Evison.

"My concern is the flood water run off risk at the site," she said.

"The pond already fills with heavy rainfall."

The council's committee report said that the site has adequate flood risk measures and would be safe from flooding.

However, Councillor Ralph Ogg suggested adding a condition to application that the watercourses at the site be monitored and maintained.

The planning officer rejected the suggestion.

Speaking after the meeting, Mr Whall said: "The properties will be from two bedrooms to five bedrooms and a mixture in pricing ranges.

"There are things there for first-time buyers to keep families in Barton.

"At the 115 units, we will also be doing the Government help-to-buy scheme."

Keigar Homes will also pay a substantial amount towards infrastructure.

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