October 7, 2021 4.39 pm

Plans for 122 houses approved on busy Grimsby road

Objections claimed that Humberston Road is already too busy

By Local Democracy Reporter

An application for more than 120 houses has been approved despite residents’ concerns about traffic congestion.

Objections claimed that Humberston Road in Grimsby is already too busy, and the development would make it worse.

Satellite view of the site where 122 houses have been proposed for. | Image: Google Maps

Plans from the developer Keigar Homes promise 122 two to five bedroom houses.

A new access road will be created off Humberston Road.

North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee granted approval for the project at Wednesday’s meeting.

It is the second large development in the area to get the green light recently, following nearly 100 houses and apartments off Hewitt’s Circus.

Residents have warned that there already problems with congestion in the local road network.

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.”

Keigar Homes will contribute £172,000 for junction improvements in the area to compensate for increased traffic.

Spotted an error? Please notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.