April 3, 2019 11.28 am This story is over 32 months old

Decision on 145 Immingham homes delayed

Concerns have been raised over flooding

A decision on 145 homes in Immingham has been delayed after residents raised “significant concerns” over flooding.

Councillors on North East Lincolnshire Council’s planing committee will make a site visit to the proposed development on land off Habrough Fields and Pilgrims Way in the town.

As part of the proposal, nine two bedroom houses, 58 three bedroom houses, 10 three bedroom dormer bungalows and 68 four bedroom houses would be built.

But local people have raised concerns over potential flooding at the site.

The area was hit by flooding in August 2017 following heavy rain and the failure of an Anglian Water pump, which left residents stranded.

More visuals of the proposed 145 homes for Immingham.

Developer Peter Ward, of Peter Ward Homes, said measures had been included in the plans to help protect the site from flooding, such as drainage reservoirs.

“We have been building quality homes locally for 20 years and we would like to continue to providing them in Immingham,” he said.

But, committee member, Councillor Ian Lindley, said he did not “feel satisfied” by the measures.

Meanwhile, local member for Immingham, Councillor David Bolton, said residents’ concerns have “not been listened to”.

Councillors on the committee voted to make a site visit before making a decision on the plans.

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