January 17, 2020 3.46 pm This story is over 46 months old

Developer’s plans for 78 bungalows on Grimsby hospital site

The plans form part of a major development approved in 2017

Developers of land near to Grimsby’s Princess Diana Hospital want to get final approval for plans to build 78 bungalows as part of a major redevelopment of the site.

E5 Living (Grimsby) has applied to North East Lincolnshire Council for the third phases zones A and B to be built on Forsythia Drive/Juniper Way to the south west of the hospital.

The plans form part of a major development approved in 2017 which is looking to create 131 new homes, along with a 40-bed step down care unit, an 80-bed assisted living unit, a 59 apartment retirement living unit, and NHS Trust Accommodation featuring 126 apartments and 96 student bedrooms.

Documents before the authority said: “The proposed development, which largely consists of bungalows, will provide much needed high quality residential accommodation in a sought after location of Scartho.”

How the housing could be laid out.

The land is currently vacant and contains a helicopter landing pad decommissioned in 2014 and doctor and nurse’s accommodation which will be demolished due to the replacement facilities built in an earlier phase.

Extra screening is proposed to address concerns over visibility to nearby areas such as Scartho Hall.

A total of 15 of the bungalows will be classed as “affordable” and the majority of units will be two and three bedroom properties.

SUBSCRIBE TO LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEKLY, our exclusive email newsletter with highlights from coverage every week, as well as insights and analysis from our local democracy reporters.