June 19, 2019 3.06 pm This story is over 52 months old

‘Industry concerns’ over 108 Crowland homes

It’s been described as an ‘overdevelopment’

An 108 home development is expected to get the go-ahead, despite “concerns” from MPs and councillors that it would have a “negative impact” on the town.

Ashwood Homes submitted the plan to South Holland District Council for the development which would be built at Crease Drove.

Councillors have been recommended to approve the plan at a planning committee meeting on June 26.

A total of five one-bedrrom, 29 two-bedroom, 63 three-bedroom and 11 four bedroom homes are included in the proposals.

South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes

But, objectors, including South Holland and The Deepings MP, John Hayes, said the plans would be an “overdevelopment”.

Mr Hayes said in a letter to the council that he “remained concerned” about the impact the homes would have on nearby industry, such as Crowland Cranes.

“I have no doubt that, if permission is granted, residents of the new properties will inevitably complain about noise and traffic movements by their industrial neighbours,” he said.

A layout of how the 108 homes would look in Crowland.

“This could then have a detrimental impact on those business maybe even forcing them to change their working practices.”

Crowland Parish Council had similar concerns and said in a letter to the authority that it was “very concerned” about the impact the site could have on industry.

But developers said in their plans that the site would be an “attractive scheme” and one that would provide a “secure environment for future residents”.

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