100 homes planned for land near Waltham Windmill Golf Club
PLANS to build 100 homes in Waltham have been revealed.
Property developers Carr and Carr Builders and MF Strawson Ltd are in the early stages of submitting the plans for land off Cheapside, near Waltham Windmill Golf Club.
A consultation with residents living near the site, which neighbours a 49-home project, also owned by MF Strawson, has taken place. They have submitted an application for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) to North East Lincolnshire Council.
Director Chris Carr, pictured, hopes a full application will be submitted in a few months.
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He said: “The land is allocated by the council in their Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) and has been for several years.
“There has been no new development in Waltham of this size for 20 years and now we feel it is time to bring the site forward for development.
“We are both award-winning builders with a proven track record for delivering quality homes in Waltham and surrounding areas.”
Campaign group Save Our Fields formed to fight applications in Humberston, New Waltham and Waltham following Keystone Development’s application for 400 homes in Humberston Avenue. Keystone’s application was rejected last year, and the firm has yet to appeal the decision.
Save Our Field campaign leader Nikki Hale is urging Waltham villagers to unite against the plans.
She said: “It is disappointing to see further, unnecessary desecration of our green land. Our countryside is being desecrated left right and centre despite there being huge brownfield sites and boarded-up homes all around Grimsby. It doesn’t make sense.
“Waltham residents must lobby their ward and parish councillors and register their objections with North East Lincolnshire Council.”
Humberston landowners Stuart Hewson and his children, Ross and Kelly, have also applied to do an EIA on land at the New Waltham end of Humberston Avenue where they plan to build 400 homes.
Meanwhile, Carr and Carr Builders are waiting to start work on a 200-home development on land off Louth Road Roundabout and plans are progressing on an “urban extension” earmarked for 1,500 homes to be built at Weelsby Hall Farm.
Mr Carr added: “We understand people will have concerns but there is a demand for housing here. We have consulted with those directly affected and we have amended plans so far to alleviate their concerns.”