Scunthorpe

Controversial 200 homes plan in Scunthorpe rejected

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Councillors in North Lincolnshire rejected controversial plans for 200 homes near Scunthorpe.

The proposal, which was submitted by Bildurn Propertis, would have seen the houses built on land south of Moorwell Road in Yaddlethorpe.

North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee unanimously refused the plan which developers had said were “attractive” proposals.

The site, which lies opposite the Lincolnshire Lakes project, would have seen 200 homes built with 40 allocated for affordable housing.

Site layout for the Yaddlethorpe development.

But concern was raised by councillors in who said the development would increase traffic and be unsafe for local residents.

Councillors on Bottesford Town Council said they were “greatly concerned” by the plan and described part of the development as “unacceptable”.

Mayor of the town council, Glyn Williams, said he “strongly objected” to the plans proposed for the site.

Meanwhile, Councillor Len Foster, who lives in the area, said he was “totally and absolutely opposed” to the development and raised concern over traffic.

Visuals of the Moorwell Road site near Scunthorpe.

“I know what effect this development would have on 800 homes,” he said.

“It would have an immediate effect because of a high volume of traffic and the vast majority would be concentrated on Moorwell Road.

“This development will not be responsible for the increase in heavy goods vehicles, but it will be for the increase in car movements.”

Other councillors raised concern over the impact on local services such as doctors surgeries, wildlife, education and foul sewage.

Ben Hunt, speaking on behalf of the developer, said he recognised that a development of this size would “have its issues”.

“But we do think that this is a good site and I think that the issues are capable of being addressed,” he said

“This site would make a significant contribution to housing supply.”

Councillors on North Lincolnshire Council unanimously rejected the proposal.

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