June 25, 2019 3.38 pm This story is over 29 months old

Controversial 200 home Scunthorpe plan set for approval

Town councillors are “greatly concerned” by the plan

A controversial plan to build 200 homes near Scunthorpe looks set for approval.

The proposal, which was submitted by Bildurn Propertis, would see the houses built on land south of Moorwell Road in Yaddlethorpe.

Councillors on Bottesford Town Council said they were “greatly concerned” by the plan and described part of the development as “unacceptable”.

But, developers said the homes will be “attractive” and will help to ease housing need in the town.

Site layout for the Yaddlethorpe development.

North Lincolnshire Council officials have recommended the authority’s planning committee approve the proposal.

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

The site would have entrances at Scotter Road South and Moorwell Road

Visuals of the Moorwell Road site near Scunthorpe.

In a letter to the local authority, Bottesford Town Council mayor, Glyn Williams, said councillors “strongly objected” to the plan.

He said a second entrance on Moorwell Road would be unsafe.

“This road is a highly congested area used by residents and businesses and allowing additional vehicle access will cause road safety issues,” he said.

“The new development will be a ‘rat run’ for the residents entering an already busy Moorwell Road.”

He added that Scotter Road South was a “known accident area” and both roads would bring “major safety issues” with increased traffic.

Richard Bowden, project co-ordinator for developer Bildurn Properties, said: “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,”

Councillors on the local authority’s planning committee will meet to discuss the plan on July 3.

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