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Councillors expected to approve more than 700 new homes in Immingham

One plan is for 525 houses plus an 80 unit care facility

North East Lincolnshire Council is expected to approve two applications comprising more than 700 new homes in Immingham.

Councillors next Thursday will examine the outline plans from Brocklesby Estate, which will see a new development of up to 525 houses built at Highfield Farm, off Stallingborough Road.

In addition to the houses, an extra care facility would be built for the elderly, which would include up to 80 units.

Recommending approval, officers say: “ In principle, it is considered that the site specific impacts of the proposed development have been suitably addressed and that there would not be any significant or severe impacts arising from the development.”

The development plan for Highfield Farm as submitted by the Brocklesby Estate.

A mix of housing will be provided under the plans, including two, three and four bedroom homes.

The site is allocated under the council’s local plan which estimates that around 13,340 homes will have to be built in the borough by 2032.

A second application for 145 homes is also set to be approved by councillors at the same meeting.

These will be built on land off Brocklesby Avenue, and includes nine two-bedroom houses, 58 three-bedroom houses, 10-three bedroom dormer bungalows and 68 four bedroom houses.

Visuals of the 145 home development proposed for Immingham.

These plans have been deferred twice before for both a site visit and further negotiations over drainage – though no changes have been made.

More than 140 people have contacted the council to raise objections  – compared to five for the previous application – to this application with regard to traffic, drainage and infrastructure.

Recommending approval, officers state: “This allocation was considered by the Planning Inspector through the Local Plan examination and found to be sound.

“The principle of residential development is therefore considered to be acceptable. [and] will support the Councils aims of delivering housing in the Borough.

“The design and layout of the site is acceptable and has evolved through negotiations with the applicant.”

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