Controversial new homes approved in Louth

Controversial new homes approved in Louth

Controversial plans for around 50 homes near Louth’s Meridian Leisure Centre have been approved.

After officers at East Lindsey District Council convened on plans, the officers made a delegated decision to approve Hodgkinson Builder’s plans for the former Louth Wallis House land, off Birch Road.

The new homes will be classed as affordable and will be a mix of affordable rent and shared ownership. Originally, the plans stated 45 homes, however, officers allowed 47 homes to be built.

Officers said they “have worked with the applicant and their agent in a positive and proactive manner […] and now consider the proposal is acceptable and there is compliance with the relevant.”

The plans include a walkway linking the development through to Monks Dyke Road, along a track for dog walking and exercise, including an open space with benches and outdoor play equipment.

A design and access statement submitted to the authority by the developers said the vision was for the site to “provide a distinctive and high quality but affordable development which enhances the urban character and which positively utilises the former brownfield site”.

The application has been approved, despite receiving five objection letters from residents with concerns about the environmental impacts, several homes, anti-social behaviour, noise and light pollution, and the location of the proposed walkway.

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