A developer’s plan for 66 homes in a Grimsby village has been deferred after councillors said the designs were “ugly”.

Snape Properties’ reserved matters proposals for land at Bradley Road, Barnoldby Le Beck, were given the go ahead at North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee on Wednesday.

Officers told members the principle of the site has already been agreed with the outline permission and that it accorded with a number of planning policies.

However, councillors said the proposals would not fit in with the street scene of the local area and asked officers to negotiate better designs with the applicant.

Councillor David Hasthorpe told councillors that it would appear “like a totally different world” from its current aesthetic if the plans were allowed the go ahead.

“The whole thing is so ugly that I don’t want to live with it,” he said.

“It’s not an imaginative design, and I don’t want to be disrespectful to Mr Snape and his company, they have put a lot of work into it as have the planners, but I just think that this could look so much better.”

Some of the house designs offered by the developer.

The development will be a mix of detached and semi-detached properties and will include 13 homes classed as affordable.

Applicants in 2016 were given outline permission for the build. However, in 2020 the land went back before committee with plans to build 82 homes. That was rejected due to an adverse impact on local infrastructure and the highway network. The latter application has had an appeal lodged.

Where the new homes would be built.

Objections had been received from three separate parish councils covering Barnoldby Le Beck, Bradley and Waltham, along with a number of residents.

Concerns included an increased risk of flooding, “significant additional” traffic, highway safety, the impact on the character of the area and the village’s identity as well as the effect on the ecology of the area and pollution.

Ward councillor Philip Jackson said: “Clearly this is a greenfield site, and it’s a development that was never wanted by local residents or by the adjacent parish councils, all of whom have submitted further objections to the application this morning.

“Unfortunately we are in a position where there is outline consent for the application site, but as you’ll see from the numerous objections this morning, opposition has to this site over the years, has not reduced.”

Kevin Snape, speaking on behalf of the application, said: “Bradley Road would be another exciting addition to our developments and your approval today is key to enable us to contribute further to delivering the government’s targets on sufficient and affordable houses in this area.

“We are very confident this site, when completed, will be an asset to the village,” he said.

The company are hoping to begin building within two years.

A 33-year-old man who was killed after being stabbed with a garden fork in Grimsby has been named.

Stephen Fred Bellamy suffered fatal injuries during an attack on Rutland Street on Saturday, April 24, sadly dying in hospital two days later.

Two men were charged with Stephen’s murder, Luke Teague, 38, of Runswick Road, Grimsby and Stephen Beach, 39, of Ashbourne Court, Scunthorpe.

They both appeared at Grimsby Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Humberside Police has sent its “sincere sympathies” to Stephen’s family, who have asked for privacy at this time in order to come to terms with their loss.

It was a day of tragedy in Grimsby, as 32-year-old Adam Krozolinowski was found outside the Freeman Arms with stab wounds on Saturday, before dying in hospital of his injuries.

A 27-year-old woman, Anna Krozolinowski, who shared a house with Adam, was charged with his murder and appeared before Grimsby Magistrates Court on Monday.

Police said both stabbings were isolated incidents and there was no risk to wider members of the public.

Two men have have been named by police and charged with murder after a 36-year-old man was allegedly stabbed with a garden fork in Grimsby.

The victim was found with wounds to his head on Rutland Street after what is believed to be an isolated incident between individuals known to each other at 6.40pm on Saturday, April 24.

He was taken to hospital where he remained in a critical condition until he sadly died from his injuries on Monday, April 26.

Luke Teague, 38, of Runswick Road in Grimsby and Stephen Beach, 39, of Ashbourne Court in Scunthorpe have been charged with murder. They are due to appear at Grimsby Magistrates Court on Tuesday, April 27.

The victim’s family are being supported by specially trained officers and have asked for their privacy at this time.

Detective Chief Inspector Christine Calvert, of Humberside Police, said: “Although this was an isolated incident between individuals known to each other, we appreciate such a tragic incident of this nature has caused shock to the local community.

“Our neighbourhood team continue to be on hand to speak to residents about any concerns they may have. We encourage you to speak with these officers.

“Our thoughts are with the man’s family and loved ones at this incredibly difficult time.

“We would ask that anyone with any information who has not yet spoken with us to call our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 544 of April 24, 2021. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”

This was the second incident in Grimsby to end in tragedy on Saturday. Anna Krozolinowski, 27, was charged with murder after Adam Krozolinowksi, 32, died from stab wounds he suffered outside the Freeman Arms property on Freeman Street shortly before 8.15pm on April 24.

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