Tuesday, May 22, 2018


These Brigg Blog pictures lead us to suggest that housebuilding may be about to start on this vacant plot of land at a location that will be familiar to many local people.
In December, Ongo - the social landlord for North Lincolnshire -  was granted permission to  erect a detached bungalow and undertake landscaping  between West Square, East Parade and Glebe Road on land adjoining the former County Primary School.
The bungalow  was "reduced in size" from what was originally proposed.
Eight years ago Brigg Blog reported the demolition of former lock-up, council-owned garages and clearance of this site.
In more recent times we wondered why no plans had followed to do something useful with this vacant parcel of land. Eventually Ongo submitted a planning application to do just that.
The property  will be suitable for a family having a disabled member and is categorised as sheltered housing.
A report prepared by North Lincolnshire Council about the application said: "The site is in an established residential area which mainly consists of two-storey properties; however, as the proposed dwelling is designed to provide accessible living accommodation, it is not considered that the design is inappropriate in the area.
"The site is accessed of East Parade, which is a no through road, but also has a boundary with Glebe Road.
"The proposed dwelling is set away from boundaries with neighbouring dwellings, but being single storey, its impact on residential amenity will be minimal, as no overlooking or loss of light due to over shadowing will be created. Adequate parking provision and private amenity space will be provided within the site.
"Initial consultations revealed issues in relation to the location of drains and sewers across the site, but these matters have now been resolved, and an amended layout submitted to move the dwelling away from existing drains."

PICTURED ABOVE:  The plot of land viewed from Glebe Road. The housing development on the left occupies part of the former primary school site. 
IMMEDIATELY BELOW: The fenced-off land viewed from East Parade, with West Square to the left.

TEN YEARS AGO: Lock-up garages - subject to vandalism and graffiti - still occupying the site in 2008.

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