Wednesday, July 17, 2019
D-DAY FOR LARGE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PLANNED IN THE BRIGG AREA
A scheme to create up to 48 new homes within the Brigg area is to be considered by decision-making councillors at a meeting today (Wednesday, July 17).
North Lincolnshire Council's Planning Committee will rule on an application seeking outline approval for the dwellings off the B1207, Station Road, Hibaldstow.
The council says there has been "considerable public interest" which is why this application is being considered by the committee, comprising councillors from across the unitary authority's area.
A report prepared by council staff outlines objections to the scheme from the parish councils in Hibaldstow and Scawby.
There have been "numerous objections" from members of the public "and some in support" of the scheme.
Opponents are suggesting the site is outside the village's development boundary, say that agricultural land will be lost and suggest it will put a strain on local services.
Supporters have told the council this development will contribute to the economy and provide housing for families wanting to stay in the village.
The application, from Maltgrade Ltd, will be considered by the Planning Committee at Church Square House, within Scunthorpe town centre during a meeting starting at 2pm. It is open to interested members of the public.
Councillor Nigel Sherwood (Brigg & Wolds) chairs this committee.
Options open to councillors include approving or refusing an application or holding a site visit before reaching their decision at a later date.