East Lindsey

‘Our village can’t cope’: Concerns over new homes near Lincolnshire coast

More than 70 objections have been sent to East Lindsey District Council over plans for nearly 90 homes set for approval in Hogsthorpe near Chapel St Leonards next week.

Officers will recommend to East Lindsey District Council’s planning committee that developers Pridgeon Farms, proposals for homes, along with a long walk way, open spaces and car park off land on West End, to be given the go ahead.

The 89 planned houses will circle land to the back of Hogsthorpe Primary School and neighbouring properties.

Nearby residents however, say the plans will create a strain on local infrastructure, increase traffic, noise and harm to wildlife.

How the site would be laid out.

Kerry Stafford, who lives nearby, said she did not disagree with the housing, but added: “I already struggle to get an appointment at the doctors or even to get them to answer the phone to a simple enquiry.

“The roads in the area concerned are absolutely appalling and have caused damage to the suspension of my car already.

“The electric already goes off when the holiday-makers turn up, the water tastes disgusting and the local sewers can’t cope leading to an awful stink.

“All in all, maintenance is poor and needs to be dealt with before adding further strain to already failing systems.”

However, officers noted the land is allocated as housing in East Lindsey planning policy and say it would form development that would integrate into the existing village.

The south of the site will mostly be two-storey detched, semi-detached and terrace houses, while the central section will include two-storey one and two bed apartments.

The north side of the development will include mostly single-storey detached bungalows.

The applicants say the site will also promote public space along its north and western boundaries, including “public exercise stations”.


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