Scartho Top expansion likely to go ahead despite objections

Scartho Top expansion likely to go ahead despite objections

A new expansion of homes on Scartho Top is likely to get the go-ahead from the council despite objections from locals.

Plans set out a new estate off Matthew Telford Park, with the aim to build 225 new homes.

205 of the homes have already been approved, with the remaining 20 to be set before the council in the next planning committee meeting.

However, some Scatho residents have reservations about the plans, stating that it would increase traffic alongside the new Aldi shop which is set to open later this year.

One resident who opposed the plans wrote: “This development should be put on hold or stopped until the road infrastructure can support the additional traffic this will generate. Scartho Road is overloaded and heavily congested, especially at peak times and there is currently only one road to access Scartho Top via Scartho Road.”

Another one said: “Before any further houses are built, surely the link road to Bradley needs agreeing and building. The traffic on Scartho Road is already up to its capacity. Pollution and safety must be a priority.”

One added that as there is currently only one road in and out of Scartho and that traffic is already “very heavy”, and that it will “only get worse” once the new Aldi opens.

The overall aim of the plans to to build 850 new homes and introduce 2,000 people to the area.

Scartho councillors have already called for a new road to be built to relieve the traffic pressures but they could face a four-year wait.

What do you think of the plans? Let us know in the comments!

(Image: Persimmon Homes)

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