October 4, 2018 4.59 pm This story is over 65 months old

200 home plan to ‘ease’ Scunthorpe’s housing shortage

Developers have said that a new plan for up to 200 homes near Scunthorpe will help to ease the town’s housing shortage.

Developers have said that a new plan for up to 200 homes near Scunthorpe will help to ease the town’s housing shortage.

Bildurn Properties have lodged the application for land south of Moorwell Road in Yaddlethorpe to North Lincolnshire Council.

But Bottesford Town councillors have said they are “greatly concerned” by the proposals and have described some parts of the plan as “unacceptable”.

The application seeks approval for up to 200 homes with around 40 houses allocated for affordable housing.

A junction would be built at Scotter Road South and Moorwell Road to provide access to the site which lies opposite the Lincolnshire Lakes area.

Visuals of the Moorwell Road site near Scunthorpe.

Richard Bowden, project co-ordinator for the applicants, said the development is “attractive” and would help with housing need.

“We are excited to propose to the council an attractive and sustainable location for up to 200 new homes, which will help to ease the housing shortage in Scunthorpe,” he said.

“The proposal has followed a lengthy pre-application consultation with North Lincolnshire, and we look forward to continuing detailed discussion with the council’s officers before the application goes before the planning committee.

“We hope to see the first homes delivered on site before the end of next year.”

Site layout for the Yaddlethorpe development.

But, local town councillors said the application would have an impact on the area.

Bottesford Town Council held a full council meeting on the plans and said that the development would have adverse impact on traffic in the area.

In a letter to the local authority, town council clerk, Lesley Liddle, said that members and local residents were “greatly concerned” by the proposals.

She said: “The planning application shows one point of access which is unacceptable and possibly dangerous for local residents.

“Moorwell Road is an already busy road with heavy goods vehicle usage to the industrial estate and a development of this size will cause a negative impact on the traffic situation.

“The town council are greatly concerned that the plan is out of the development boundary and will have an adverse affect on the local area.”

The application is expected to go before North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee at a later date.

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