Louth

Green light for 240 new homes and retirement village in Louth

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Plans for 240 homes and a new retirement village in Louth have been given the go-ahead by councillors.

East Lindsey District Council has approved proposals from applicants Charterpoint Group for the development off Grimsby Road.

The Westfield Park development lies around half a mile from the town centre, and consist of the new homes, plus a mix of apartments and bungalows for retirement living.

The applicants have said that the development will feature “extensive open space”, including a play area and so-called green streets.

Adrian Goose, Chief Executive of the Charterpoint Group, said: “Westfield Park is to be a sustainable development of high quality new homes and retirement living accommodation set within a rich and attractive landscape setting.

“It is just over half a mile away from Louth town centre, with its range of local services and amenities including access to health services, schools and shops. It is also very close to the main employment area of the town, Fairfield Estate.

“The scheme will provide a range of homes for families, helping to alleviate the chronic shortage of houses in Lincolnshire, while the construction of retirement living accommodation within the development will provide much-needed, high quality, specialist properties for the older generation in the Louth area, an area which has 35% more elderly people than the national average.”