June 11, 2019 2.06 pm This story is over 52 months old

Derelict Grimsby land earmarked for almost 90 homes

Officers say the site is “vacant and overgrown”

Plans to build 89 new homes on “overgrown land” at Freshney Green in Grimsby, as part of major redevelopment plans for the area, are set to get the go-ahead.

Lincolnshire Housing Partnership’s proposals for land at Conway Avenue, including Sorrel Road and Larch Crescent, will “complete the re-development of the whole area”, say documents before North East Lincolnshire Council next week.

They include 38 semi-detached two-storey houses and 51 terraced houses.

Recommending approval, officers noted the site is “vacant and overgrown”.

“The development would provide much-needed housing on a site within a much larger residential area and which is close to community facilities and public transport networks,” they say.

“Environmentally, the site is a brownfield site, and in a semi-derelict condition. Bringing the site forward for residential development would re-generate the site which is the last area to be developed for this part of Freshney Green.”

The redevelopment of Freshney Green, started in 2007, stands on land where housing for the former Yarborough Estate once stood and has been built over seven phases.

The original plans consisted of 410 homes, including 164 houses classed as “affordable”. Of those, 322 have been built according to the report.

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