North East Lincolnshire

‘Over-intensification’ concerns for 86 village homes

Councillors have been recommended to approve plans for 86 homes south of Grimsby on a development known as ‘Strawberry Fields’ despite “over-intensification” concerns.

The plans have been proposed by YPG Developments Ltd and received outline permission from North East Lincolnshire Council back in May 2017.

Initial proposals were granted for up to 63 homes on land at the corner of Hewitts Avenue and Humberston Road, New Waltham.

Now, the developer has lodged an application for full permission for 68 houses and 18 apartments on the site.

Revised layout for the Strawberry Fields development in New Waltham.

Planning officers at the council have recommended that the proposal is approved.

The applicant previously held discussions with the local authority on plans to build 96 homes on the site.

Following the talks, YPG Developments have now scaled down the number of homes proposed.

The revised plan would see 68 four and five bedroom houses and 18 one bedroom apartments built on the site, if given approval.

The applicant said in a design and access statement that the redesign lets the development look out over Humberston, Hewitts Circus and the surrounding countryside.

But, New Waltham Parish Council have reiterated that the development is not in keeping with the local area and have again objected to the plans.

In a letter to the council, it said that the plans were “over-intensification of the land which had outline permission for 67 – increase in density and also the overall design”.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee will meet to decide on the proposals on September 12.


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