Scunthorpe

Green light for 85 new homes in Scunthorpe

Councillors approved an 85 new homes development in Scunthorpe.

Developers Gleeson Regeneration Ltd submitted plans to North Lincolnshire Council for the scheme on land off Roman Way in Scunthorpe.

The local authority granted outline planning permission for a development on the site in February 2014.

The pending sale of the land to Gleeson was subject to planning approval.

Gleeson proposed a mixture of detached and semi detached properties for the site and also sought planning approval for associated works.

Housing layout for the proposed development on Roman Way.

Concern was raised by local resident Ruth Draper about access to the site.

Ward member, Councillor Steve Swift, said another entrance is needed at the site.

“This application is not fit for purpose on highways grounds,” he said.

“Roman Way is a cul-de-sac and was meant to be a single small development.”

Councillor John Collinson said: “I do not think Roman Way has a suitable means of access and it does concern me about the safety of it.”

Steven Gamble from Gleeson Regeneration said that the site would offer affordable homes.

“We are all about low cost home ownership,” he said.

“The development would offer homes that would be affordable for working people and those on the minimum wage.”

The application was passed by North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee by five votes to four.