Have a say on homes plans
A TOTAL of 9,000 new homes need to be built in North East Lincolnshire, according to planners.
They launched a series of consultation roadshows to give residents of the borough the chance to have their say on where the houses and future businesses can be built.
The blueprint is known as The Local Plan which will determine the best places for new developments.
It will be the template from which planning councillors can decide the places where homes can and cannot be built.
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As well as inviting residents to the roadshows in Cleethorpes, Immingham and Grimsby, a questionnaire can be filled in online from North East Lincolnshire Council's website.
Residents can also send their responses by e-mail and have their say about how to protect the environment and stimulate growth and jobs by encouraging firms to invest in specific areas of the borough.
The survey also wants to know people's views on traffic and public transport.
New Waltham resident Naeem Butt said: "To make an informed decision you need informed facts. There is a population increase and we need to know how many there will be and what is the current housing shortage.
"I live in New Waltham, near the proposed Humberston developments, where there are up to 1,000 new homes proposed. That is a lot of development so we need to ask whether we want Humberston and New Waltham and the infrastructure that is going to be required for all of those homes. It is not going to be the same as it was. I am here to find out more, but I don't like the fact it is being held in the foyer of the civic offices."
Myles Drummond, of Humberston, said: "Balfour Beatty has been very good at telling us the things that are proposed. Whether it comes about is another matter.
"We are in DN36 and there are 400 homes planned on land up against us.
"I want to know the impact on traffic, sewage, schools and roads. You just have to look at the impact Tesco has had at Hewitt's Circus. It is chaos.
"This plan for 400 homes needs thinking about."
Member of Grimsby, Cleethorpes and district Civic Society, Martyn Turner, said: "The council has to come up with a new Local Plan in line with the recent Bill from Parliament.
"When you look at the map, these areas of development are protruding into greenbelt land. It is important to retain open spaces as well as take account of ageing housing stock.
"We have something unique in this part of Lincolnshire."
Have your say
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