Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Plans to build 226 new homes in Brigg have been revealed.
Harron Homes says it has prepared an application to secure planning consent for the development on fields off Wrawby Road, near the Recreation Ground and adjoining Horstead Avenue/Foxton Way.
A "covering letter" sent to North Lincolnshire Council explains this land is allocated for residential development within the North Lincolnshire Local Plan.
The site covers 9.6 hectares and in addition to the new properties there is provision for "associated public open spaces," plus roads and drainage infrastructure.
The land in question is described as being "greenfield."
The site is made up of three agricultural fields separated by hedgerows, trees and dykes.
Vehicular access will be provided by upgrading the existing Wrawby Road/Churchill Avenue T-junction to form a roundabout.
The detailed report submitted to the planning authority by Harron Homes, dated June 6, requests a response from North Lincolnshire Council "within the requisite three weeks."
It has submitted an "EIA screening request for a residential development."
EIA stands for Environmental Impact Assessment.
North Lincolnshire Council has set a Consultation End Date of July 1 for this EIA request.
This is NOT a planning application. However, members of the public can make their views known to the local authority, quoting reference PA/SCR/2019/3.
Harron Homes' nearest office is in Leeds. View the company's website here...


The aim of Environmental Impact Assessment is to protect the environment by ensuring that a local planning authority when deciding whether to grant planning permission for a project, which is likely to have significant effects on the environment, does so in the full knowledge of the likely significant effects, and takes this into account in the decision making process. The regulations set out a procedure for identifying those projects which should be subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment, and for assessing, consulting and coming to a decision on those projects which are likely to have significant environmental effects.
The aim of Environmental Impact Assessment is also to ensure that the public are given early and effective opportunities to participate in the decision making procedures.
Environmental Impact Assessment should not be a barrier to growth and will only apply to a small proportion of projects considered within the town and country planning regime. Local planning authorities have a well established general responsibility to consider the environmental implications of developments which are subject to planning control. The 2017 Regulations integrate Environmental Impact Assessment procedures into this framework and should only apply to those projects which are likely to have significant effects on the environment. Local planning authorities and developers should carefully consider if a project should be subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment. If required, they should limit the scope of assessment to those aspects of the environment that are likely to be significantly affected. Pre-application engagement can also play a role in identifying when a proposal should be subject to environmental impact assessment. 

PICTURED ABOVE: Part of the proposed development site, viewed from the Churchill Avenue/Wrawby Road T-junction.