August 2, 2019 12.20 pm This story is over 51 months old

Second phase of 105-home Eastfield Road plans approved

Residents feared over-development of the area, increased traffic and increased flood risk

The second phase of a major Louth development has been given approval despite residents’ fears over flooding and traffic.

Cyden Homes’ 60-home plan, off Eastfield Road, will carry on from the first phase of 45 homes already built in the area after East Lindsey District Council gave it the go-ahead.

Residents’ concerns included over-development of the area, increased traffic and increased flood risk.

One resident told councillors the housing amounted to “excessive cramming” and that traffic was “already backed up” when combined with that of other nearby developments.

Plans showing how the site is allocated alongside others in ELDC’s Local Plan.

Louth Town Councillor Lynne Cooney said: “The proposal is over intensive and over bearing.”

She acknowledged some late changes which shifted some planned bungalows but said they were “not enough.”

Other concerns included the safety of a childrens’ play area near to a pond.

Councillor Ros Jackson raised concerns that traffic data was incomplete or out of date saying it did not account for the “intense” development over the past two years.

How the site looks from the direction of the first phase of the build.

The applicant said there were a number of mitigation measures in place.

Steven Ibbotson, architect for Cyden Homes, said the housing was allocated in the council’s local plan, in fact, he said the number of houses was a 20% reduction on the plan’s own figures.

He also read evidence which showed how during heavy rainfall in June there had been no flooding incidents on Eastfield Road.

“The engineered SUDS solution [from the first phase] works,” he said.

NHS England have requested £36,300 towards improvements at Marsh Medical practice.

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