October 17, 2019 3.47 pm This story is over 32 months old

Plan for 55 homes in Winteringham set for rejection

Winteringham Parish Council has called the application “excessive” and says it is “not essential”.

A developer’s plans for 55 homes in Winteringham are set to be rejected.

KCS Developments is looking for permission to build on land east of High Burgage, however, councillors will debate the plans due to the a large amount of public interest.

Winteringham Parish Council has called the application “excessive” and says it is “not essential”.

North Lincolnshire Council officers will next week tell councillors the plans have received a “significant number” of objections from residents.

Concerns include the impact on traffic and local services, as well as the potential for increased flooding – several residents have also reported a history of flooding in the village.

Lucy Denham said: “The village’s infrastructure is struggling to keep up with the existing village growth in houses – sewerage overflows into gardens during heavy rain, surface water flooding happens all over the village causing damage to properties, and broadband into the village can be slow at peak times and regularly grinds to a halt.”

How the site is planned to be laid out.

Alan Kitchen said: “The roads in/out of the village already cannot cope with the traffic with the buses and agricultural vehicles which need to pass destroy the grass verges in order to do so.

“Construction traffic using this road would increase this problem and cause inconvenience to local people.”

Council officers say the plans go against several planning policies.

“The site is located outside of a defined settlement boundary and is not for specific purposes associated with a rural location which include agriculture, forestry or to meet a special need associated with the countryside,” they said.

“In addition, given the scale of development proposed, it is considered to have a significant urbanising effect on the southern edge of the settlement by introducing a significant level of built form into the rural landscape, to the detriment of its open character and appearance.”

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