Thursday, April 27, 2017


Brigg Town Council is supporting a private developer's plan to build eight new homes in the town.
During its latest meeting in the Angel Suite on Monday night, the Town Council's Planning & Environment Committee considered an application seeking outline permission to erect eight dwellings "with associated and ancillary infrastructure" on land near Engine Street, close to what was once Barnard Street.
Committee chairman Coun Mike Storey described the site as open land, near to where an ironworks once stood.
"It's within our brief to try and get some houses built in Brigg," he said. "It's a good site."
The committee agreed to support the application.
A final decision will be made, in due course, by North Lincolnshire Council, the local planning authority.
The Barnard Street/Engine Street area of the town is just a stone's throw from the A18 along Bridge Street.
Our thanks go to Ken Harrison, of Brigg Matters Magazine, for pointing out that the helpful tourist information boards located in the town centre include an old map showing when there was a great deal of housing in this part of town, including Barnard Street. Also featured is the interestingly-named Happy Land (see top left of the illustration). The map  must show how things were more than 100 years ago.