October 23, 2019 3.58 pm This story is over 26 months old

‘Excessive’ Winteringham homes plan rejected

Residents said it was “not essential”

A plan for 55 new homes in a North Lincolnshire village which was dubbed an “excessive” development has been rejected.

KCS Developments submitted plans to build the houses on land east of High Burgage.

But, Winteringham Parish Council described the application as “excessive”.

Councillors on North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee refused the plan at a meeting today.

Concerns included the impact on traffic and local services, as well as the potential for increased flooding.

Several residents also reported a history of flooding in the village.

Malcolm Blackburn, a local resident in the village, said the homes were “not essential”.

How the site is planned to be laid out.

“This application is for a development that is on the outside of the development boundary for the village,” he said.

“It would not fit with the layout of the village. It would be a blot on the landscape of our beautiful, rural village.”

Meanwhile, Christine Price, who has lived in the village for 25 years, said the community prides itself on its agriculture.

“This application is going to rob us of our most valuable asset, which is farmland,” she said.

“It’s going to rob North Lincolnshire of its heritage in agriculture”.

But, developers said that the application would “not be harmful” and was “deliverable” despite being a greenfield site.

Councillor Helen Rowson, who represents the village on the council, said the site was not “appropriate”.

“The proposal is quite clearly outside the development boundary and is a significant urbanisation of a rural area,” she said.

“Residents are not against it, they just want it in an appropriate location.”

Councillors on the authority’s planning committee unanimously refused the application.

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