Plans to expand village by almost half approved

Council responds to Habrough expansion complaints

Plans to expand village by almost half approved

Despite a number of objections from existing residents, plans to expand the village of Habrough have been approved by North East Lincolnshire Council.

A detailed application for the large development has outlined plans for 118 new homes on a site located on Station Road.

Plans include a mixture of two to six bedroom homes.

This includes 21 bungalows.

The original allocation of 20% affordable homes has been reduced by half.

But Habrough residents have repeatedly raised objections to the plans, which could see the population increase by around 40%, pointing out a lack of local amenities, and the fact that the new properties would overlook existing homes.

Some have said that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, their opportunity to voice their concerns has been missed.

Speaking on behalf of developer Keigar Homes, Gary Whall said:

“We’re a local company that builds local, we want to build more in North East Lincolnshire to develop the area.

“We buy local and we invest in local people, we’re proud to currently have a number of people working for us through apprenticeships.

“We bought this site because we believe Habrough is a lovely rural village that has fantastic links to Humber Bridge and a number of new jobs in factories around the area.”

An amended application has now been approved.

North East Lincolnshire Council have been contacted for a statement on the situation.

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