Saturday, November 04, 2017


Being a desirable town where people are keen to live, Brigg is continuing to see many applications to build new homes and also to improve, or extend, existing properties. 
The total number of new homes proposed by various developers at present is 81.
Fourteen planning applications of various types are currently awaiting decisions by North Lincolnshire Council as we write this post.



  • Erect three dwellings on land to the  rear of 53 Wrawby Street (alongside Cross Street).
  • Erect a detached bungalow with associated boundary treatments and landscaping, land off East Parade, where the old lock-up garages used to stand.


  • Erect 10 dwellings, land to the west of Almond Grove.
  • Erect 67 dwellings with garages, including landscaping & access and outline application for over 55s' accommodation, with all matters reserved, former Falcon Cycles site, off Bridge Street, by CLS Civil Engineering Ltd.
  • Advertisement consent to display a non-illuminated fascia sign, Lifestyle, 4 Market Place (former Green's cafe building).


  • Replace existing garden shed with a shed and covered barbeque area, 12 Westrum Lane.
  • Install a replacement shopfront, 45 Wrawby Street (occupied by Marmaris Pizza).
  • Listed building consent to re-paint shop front at 60, 61 & 62 Wrawby Street (Joe Mullen's 'Tapas' building).


  • Erect a first-floor rear extension together with alterations to existing rear ground floor, 3 & 3A Engine Street.
  • Replace 6  sectional concrete battery garages and erect 6 sectional concrete garages on the same footprint, Horstead Avenue.
  • Erect a single-storey rear extension and associated works, 8 Eastfield Road.
  • Vary condition 17 of planning permission granted in 2012 (PA/2012/1399), 6 Market Place, by  Market Court Developments Ltd. Condition 17 relates to noise mitigation measures.
  • Erect a single-storey rear extension, 2 Eastfield Road
  • Erect a single-storey rear extension, Plot 3, Atherton Way, by CLS Civil Engineering Ltd (29 homes suggested).
Meanwhile, North Lincolnshire Council has revealed figures showing that it is ahead of the game when it comes to ruling on applications across the entire district.
The authority says it determined 91 per cent of planning applications submitted between April and September 2017 "within the set timescale" – 41 per cent ahead of target.
Nationally, the benchmark for determining planning applications within the time limit is 50 per cent.
The time limit for major development planning applications is 13 weeks and eight weeks for all other types of development (unless an application is subject to an Environment Impact Assessment, in which case a 16 week limit applies).
Between April and September 2017, the council received 530 planning applications; of those 511 were determined.
Out of the 511, 36 were major developments, 201 were minor developments and 274 were classed as other developments (including householder).
Eighty one per cent of the major planning applications were determined within 13 weeks (three of which were within eight weeks). Eighty three per cent of minor developments were determined within eight weeks and 92 per cent of other applications were determined within eight weeks.

Coun Neil Poole, from Messingham, Cabinet Member for Investment, Assets and Employment, pictured above in the council chamber, said: “The national target for determining planning applications within the time limit is 50 per cent, so in North Lincolnshire we are well above this target at 91 per cent. This highlights the great work of our Planning Team and shows planning applications are being dealt with efficiently.
“When a planning application is received we aim to contact the applicant within 15 working days and will offer advice and support. Sometimes there are reasons why an application cannot be determined within a time limit, but we will always aim to do if it is viable.”