Sunday, February 21, 2021


Details plans have now been submitted for a new over-55s housing development in Brigg near the A18 - our town being a popular choice for property-buyers nearing, or already of, retirement age.
CLS Engineering has lodged an application for approval through a consultant/agent based in Louth.
North Lincolnshire Council planners are now considering the detailed scheme for vacant land near Bridge Street - outline permission having been previously granted.
Approval is now being sought for access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale on what is described as part of the former Falcon Cycles site.
The scheme involves the erection of a building containing 20 apartments, to be arranged in an U-shape, overlooking a private courtyard which will be landscaped with high quality planting to provide year-round interest and also to attract local wildlife. Seating will be provided in the courtyard for residents to enjoy this space.
A pedestrian link will be created from the building to Bridge Street via a landscaped area and controlled gate.
An area of parking will be located in the northern portion of the site and will be accessed through proposed residential development to the north (already approved for Keigar).
The building will be near the current vets' surgery (NOT forming part of this scheme) and within sight of the roundabout near the Aldi store, though not with direct road access to the A18 turning circle.
The units will be either 2 or 3 bedroom and will provide an open plan kitchen/living/dining space and bathroom.
Those on the ground floor will have private external areas for residents, with units at higher levels given large outdoor balconies.
A Design Document accompanying the application says: "The proposed redevelopment provides the opportunity to provide a new high quality building which will greatly enhance the street scene."
Brigg Town Council will be consulted about this application, with the North Lincolnshire authority making the final decision. The consultation period - now under way - will end on March 18.

PICTURED: Views of the site earmarked for the new building - taken yesterday (Saturday) from Bridge Street; and the former Corah garment-making factory offices facing Bridge Street seen in 2016 and since demolished. Corah made clothing here from the late 1940s until the mid-1970s. Note that it is proposed to landscape the area between Bridge Street and the proposed apartments which will be distanced from the southern perimeter of the development near the A18.