September 30, 2021 4.49 pm

Plans for 122 homes on ‘extremely busy’ Grimsby road

Residents have protested that the Grimsby road is already congested

By Local Democracy Reporter

More than 120 homes look set to be built off Humberston Road in Grimsby.

North East Lincolnshire Council officers have recommended that a large development of two to five bedroom homes be given the go-ahead.

Residents have protested that the Grimsby road is already congested, and the new development would make traffic worse.

If approved, the development would be built a short distance from nearly 100 houses and apartments which were recently given approval off Hewitt’s Circle.

Barton-based developer Keigar Homes said in the application: “The proposed dwellings will be marketed for a range of buyers, including families and first time buyers.”

The scheme would comprise of 22 two-bedroom homes, 51 three-bedroom homes and 49 homes with four or five bedrooms.

A new access road would be created off Humberston Road.

A transport assessment carried out by the council found that the development would “produce a minor additional impact to the road network, primarily the A46 Weelsby Road/Ladysmith Road junction, Loveland corner roundabout and Peaks Parkway/Welholme junctions.”

Keigar Homes agreed to contribute £172,000 for junction improvements in the area to compensate for this.

However, some local residents on Ashridge Drive and Vaughan Avenue are still not happy with the plans.

One comment on North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning portal said: “Humberston Road is a main road used by many cars and emergency vehicles as a main route. It is also used by many school children either walking or on bikes going to the nearby schools of Bursar, Beacon, Havelock and Clee Academy.

“My concern is the more vehicles on this road, there are likely to be more accidents and even fatalities with how fast some cars drive along the road.”

Another said: “The increased volume of traffic along Humberston Road at certain times of the day is extremely busy and noisy, often with backlogs of standing traffic.

“It is already sometimes nigh on impossible to exit right from Ashridge Drive onto Humberston Road and with the potential of there being at least another 150 vehicles (a conservative estimate) exiting and entering the proposed development, the problems will therefore be exacerbated, causing frustration and becoming even more dangerous.”

The plans will go before the council’s Planning Committee on Wednesday, October 6.

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