Wednesday, February 27, 2019
APPROVAL SOUGHT FOR 27 ALLOTMENT PLOTS ON NEW BRIGG SITE
Attention Brigg gardeners and people interested in growing their own food for the table...
Planning permission is now being sought to create a new allotments site in the town, with TWENTY-SEVEN plots.
That adds up to a mound of fresh cauliflowers and cabbages!
An application seeking approval to change the use of land to allotments, including the erection of fencing and timber sheds, is now under consideration by North Lincolnshire Council planners.
The proposed location for the grow-your-own-veg plots is Woodbine Park, South View Avenue.
They will be located near the Preston Drive entrance to the site, which has a children's play area nearby, known as Woodbine Park.
This application has been lodged by North Lincolnshire Council's asset and estates management section.
The intention is to replace the existing Brigg Town Council-run allotments off Grammar School Road, not far from the motorway flyover, to make way for redevelopment off Atherton Way. This scheme was drawn up many years ago in a blueprint for future development.
The planning application says: "A residential development occupied the site until 1974" - reference to the post-war Woodbine Grove prefabs built during the tenure of Brigg Urban District Council.
The application also confirms that none of the land earmarked for allotments is contaminated.
The existing use is described as public open space.
Currently, the area is grassed over.
A period of public consultation is now underway and anyone wishing to comment on the application needs to do so before March 13.
You can email the council at firstname.lastname@example.org , comment online at www.northlincs.gov.uk or write to the authority.