September 27, 2019 5.27 pm This story is over 33 months old

Developer appeals Ulceby 90 home rejection

Councillors described it as “opportunistic”

Developers have lodged an appeal against North Lincolnshire Council’s decision to refuse plans for 90 new homes in Ulceby.

The local authority turned down the plans from M.F Strawson Ltd for a new housing development on Station Road in the village.

Councillors on the authority’s planning committee voted the proposal down by six votes to four back in July.

Now, the developer has submitted an appeal to the government’s planning inspectorate against the decision.

Caroline Chave, agent for the developer, had told councillors that the homes would have been in an “appropriate location” and of “high quality design”.

A site layout of the proposed 90 homes in Ulceby.

“This will help with housing needs and contribute to the council’s five year housing supply,” she said.

But Councillor Richard Hannigan, deputy leader of the council, described the plan as “opportunistic”.

“It is based entirely on the fact that North Lincolnshire might not achieve its five-year land supply for housing,” he said.

The development was also objected to by town councillors in Ulceby who described it as “detrimental” to the landscape of the village.

They added that the proposal falls outside the development boundary and would “sprawl into open countryside”.

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