North East Lincolnshire

Villagers make 150 objections to 199 homes development

Residents in Waltham submitted almost 150 letters of objection against plans for 199 new homes in the village.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee will meet to discuss the application on Brigsley Road, Waltham which has been proposed by developers Cyden Homes.

But villagers submitted 148 letters opposing the development, as well as objections from parish councils in Waltham, Brigsley, and Barnoldby Le Beck.

The parish councils said the plans would have an “adverse impact” on the village and offer no opportunities for public transport.

Waltham Parish Council specified that it has concerns about the amount of traffic the development would generate in the village and the impact it would have on highway safety.

Yet developers Cyden Homes offered some £143,000 in section 106 contributions to local education as part of the development.

They also proposed extra public transport measures for the development, including a zebra crossing and bus stop on Brigsley Road, which have been submitted under further planning conditions.

Meanwhile, the Waltham Residents Action Group wrote that the plans amount to overdevelopment and that the travel plan offered by Cyden Homes is “inadequate”.

In a response to the application, the group said: “WRAG has already identified the issue that there is poor transport links and Cyden have proposed mitigation in their travel plan which is inadequate as it does not address the lack of sustainable transport.

“In absence of effective mitigation one must assume that future occupants of the proposed development will use their cars.”

As part of the section 106 agreement, 20% of housing units on the site would be allocated for affordable housing and further highways improvement would be needed should the application be approved.

Councillors will meet at Grimsby Town Hall for the planning committee meeting on Wednesday, February 28.