Fifth new homes plan for Brigsley is 'completely wrong'
A PROPOSED housing development in Brigsley could lead to flooding and traffic problems, as well as ruining the character of the village.
Those were the views of residents who attended a special meeting of Brigsley Parish Council to discuss plans for six new homes at Mushroom Farm, The Strands.
As reported, owner Paul Hanson has submitted a planning application to North East Lincolnshire Council seeking permission to build six barn conversion-style houses on the land and rebuild the existing property.
It is the fifth application made for the site after a series of rejections by planning bosses and withdrawals by Mr Hanson.
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And residents maintain there is "no way" the latest development should be given the go-ahead when previous proposals have been rejected.
Geoff Bell said: "I can't understand why this development is being suggested when an application and appeal for four houses was rejected. If the site wasn't suitable for four houses, why would it suddenly be suitable for seven?"
As reported, councillors rejected previous plans because they did not like the proposed style and design of the development, believing it was not in keeping with the village.
Mr Hanson and developing agent Ross Davy Associates say they are confident they now have a "winning plan" – but residents disagree.
Steve Donnington added: "The developers say the designs are based on reimagining farm buildings that used to exist on the site, but there were never any there.
"The plans are totally out of keeping with the rest of the properties and will totally ruin that corner of the village."
Norman Major alerted the parish council to his concerns over possible flooding at the site.
He said: "There are already drainage problems. There is a dyke at the end of our garden which is meant to be empty except for when it's raining but it's had up to three-foot of water in it in the past."
Another resident, Matthew Hendry, added: "We are not averse to some development taking place on the site to tidy it up, but these proposals are completely wrong.
"They will completely ruin the street scene and the views from existing properties.
"There are a lot of young children who play in the close and six new homes will create a lot more traffic, which could be dangerous."
What do you think?
To have your say on the application, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk and search for planning applications.