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Council set to back 120 home plan in Winterton

Residents say it will “strain” local services

A plan to build 120 homes in Winterton looks set to be backed by councillors despite concern over how “strained local services” would cope.

The proposal by Gleeson Homes would see the development built on land off Top Road in the town.

As part of the plan submitted to North Lincolnshire Council, a total of 42 two-bedroom, 72 three-bedroom and six four-bedroom houses have been proposed.

Council officers have recommended that the plan is approved and councillors will meet to decide on the proposals on November 20.

The developer said in its plans that the homes will help to provide “low cost housing” and better choice for local people.

Layout of the homes off Top Road in Winterton proposed by Gleeson Homes.

But, residents have said the homes would add more “strain” on local services.

Richard Goodwin, who lives on Bennett Drive, said the town cannot sustain such a development.

In a letter to the authority, he said: “I object to the plan due to the impact this development will have on the services in Winterton.

“We cannot sustain this amount of development with strains on doctors, transport and education already stretched.”

Meanwhile, Mark Lyall, Top Road, said that local services were at “breaking point” and the proposal would put pressure on “stretched” services.

The developer said in its plans that the development would offer a range of homes for the town.

It said: “The proposal would deliver low cost housing that would foster social inclusion by providing accommodation for local persons who cannot currently afford to live in the Winterton and wider North Lincolnshire area.

A visual of the 135 homes proposed behind North Street and Cemetery Road in Winterton.

“The development would provide for increased housing choice and mix in Winterton and the surrounding  area.

“As well as smaller housing for first time buyers, the development will provide a range of larger three- and four-bedroom family housing.”

The council said it has received 50 letters of objection which raise concerns over impact on services, wildlife and a “flood of recent planning applications”.

Locals said there were too many “pot shot” developments proposed which would have an impact on Winterton.

A further 135 homes are planned off Cemetery Road in the town and a proposal for 66 homes on North Street was lodged in September.

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