Over 200 new homes approved for Scartho Top
225 brand new homes for Scartho Top have been given the green light, but further plans of a link road with Bradley Road are uncertain, the Lincolnite said.
According to reports, local residents are “terrified about the traffic” as they voice concerns over the estate’s current road network.
Locals were asking for “improvements” to be made to the network before new homes had been given the all-clear. Brocklesby Estates, the landowner has since confirmed that there has been no discussion with North East Linolnshire Council regarding road network improvements.
The Lincolnite said the new planning application was a “redesign” of a previously approved vision for 205 new, affordable homes.
Councillor David Hasthorpe asked if a link road would be built to reduce traffic, stating: “I’m already getting letters from residents terrified about the traffic”
The councillor was told it was not part of the Scartho Top ‘masterplan’
The planning committee decided unanimously that the ‘updated’ proposal, that would see an additional 20 homes in the area were acceptable. The councillors also welcomed plans for new facilities, including a care home, an Aldi, and more shops.
During the meeting, a statement read to the planning committee on behalf of Brocklesby Estate said:
“Scartho Top has been on going for well over 20 years. Recently, there has been media coverage expressing concern about traffic in the area. We would like to reassure the planning committee that we are resolved to realising this masterplan and vision”
“The new Aldi is to be opened this summer, and an application for four nearby shops will be submitted this year. We are working with the council to transfer four acres of land to create new primary school with 240 places”
“A road will eventually connect Scartho Top with Springfield Road. This is around two thirds complete, and will be finished by developers”
“However, there has been speculation about a road connecting Scartho Top and Bradley Road. This has never been a planning requirement, and there have been no discussions with the council about this”
The Lincolnite said 850 homes have been earmarked for land on Matthew Telford Park which could bring over 2,000 people to Scartho Top. This would double the size of the village as it currently stands.
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