Scunthorpe

Scunthorpe MP calls for garden village plan to be refused

Scunthorpe’s MP has called for a plan for a garden village which would “complement” the Lincolnshire Lakes project in the town to be rejected.

The proposal would see 307 homes built on the former brickworks site, Scotter Road South, Bottesford.

The site would sit close to the £1.2 billion Lincolnshire Lakes project which looks to build more than 6,000 homes by creating six villages in a waterside setting.

But the town’s MP, Nic Dakin, has said that the plan, plus a further plan for 200 homes in the area, will have an impact on residents.

The second proposal would see houses built on the neighbouring Moorwell Road and has been met with “great concern” by councillors.

Mr Dakin said in a letter to North Lincolnshire Council that there is a “total lack of infrastructure” in the area to cope with both proposals.

The proposed homes on the former brickworks in Bottesford near Scunthorpe.

“The increase in traffic flows on Moorwell Road and Scotter Road South is inevitable with Moorwell Road already being the designated route through the urban area for heavy goods vehicles,” he said.

“Understandably this will add further to the already problematic Scotter Road South, Moorwell Road and Moor Road junction.”

Mr Dakin added that both applications would have a negative impact on the area.

“I sincerely believe that such applications, at present, would have a negative impact on existing communities and would advocate refusal,” he said.

Visuals of the homes proposed by Bildurn Properties for Yaddlethorpe near Scunthorpe.

But applicants, DLP Planning Ltd have said that improvements have been proposed for the junction, such as signals and widening Moor Road.

In a design and access statement, they said that the proposal will help to complement the upcoming Lakes development.

It said: “It is concluded that the proposals represent a sustainable form of development which will relate well to the Lincolnshire Lakes development scheme and delivers provision of much needed housing in a district which has experienced ongoing problems in meeting its housing need.”

Both applications are expected to go before North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee at a later date.


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