Scunthorpe

Developer appeals 200 Scunthorpe home refusal

Developers looking to build 200 homes near Scunthorpe have lodged an appeal after North Lincolnshire Council rejected the controversial plan.

Bildurn Properties submitted proposals to build the development on land south of Moorwell Road in Yaddlethorpe.

But, councillors on the authority’s planning committee unanimously refused the plan after concern was raised that it would increase traffic and be unsafe for local residents.

Now, the developer has lodged an appeal to the government’s Planning Inspectorate over the decision.

A masterplan of how the 200 homes in Yaddlethorpe would look under resubmitted proposals.

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

Ben Hunt, speaking on behalf of Bildurn Properties, said at the meeting in July last year that 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.”

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

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

Visuals of the Moorwell Road site near Scunthorpe.

“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.”

Following the rejection last year, the developer resubmitted plans to the council in an effort to address concerns over access and traffic.

A pedestrian, cyclist and emergency access point would be provided on Moorwell Road, according to the plans.

The developer said in its plans that the scheme would now “be safely and easily accessed” and “successfully integrate” with the area.


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