Saturday, January 13, 2018


Whether 12 new homes can be built in Brigg will be decided by North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee.
The committee - made up of councillors from across the district - will hold its monthly meeting at Scunthorpe Civic Centre, off Ashby Road, on Wednesday, January 17, from 2pm.
Permission  for residential development is being sought from the local authority by the Lincoln-based Shirecare Property Co Ltd, which wants to build 10 properties on land to the west of Almond Grove.
These will be a mix of two- three- and four-bedroom properties - semi and detached.
Couns Carl Sherwood and Rob Waltham (Brigg & Wolds) say there is significant public interest in what the council has designated a "major application."
Brigg Town Council has objected to the proposed scheme.
It support the development of the land for housing, but says an increase in the number of dwellings to that previously approved for this site raises concerns about the narrow vehicular access and lack of footpath access for pedestrians.
Two letters of objection  to Shirecare's application from members of the public have been received by North Lincolnshire Council planners.
The site  was granted planning permission for five dwellings in May 2017 and had previously been granted consent for residential development, including outline planning permission for the erection of five dwellings in 2005, plus "full permission" for a residential nursing home in 2007.
Planning staff have prepared a detailed report ahead of the committee meeting. They are recommending that the council grants permission, concluding that the proposed residential development  will not have an unacceptable impact on the character of the area, highway safety or the amenity of neighbouring residential properties.
"Furthermore, the development will make effective use of a brownfield site and supports the vitality of a market town," says the report.
"On this basis it is considered that the proposed development is acceptable and that the benefits of the development will outweigh any adverse impacts."
However, councillors serving on the planning committee have the final say.
They can grant permission with conditions, refuse approval or may choose to make a site visit before reconvening to reach a decision at a future date.
Wednesday's planning committee meeting is open to members of the public who may wish to attend.