Full planning permission sought for 79 new homes in Broughton

Land off Scawby Road, Broughton, where 79 homes could be built
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Full planning permission is being sought for 79 homes off Scawby Road, Broughton.

Outline permission was granted in summer 2021. This came despite residents raising concerns about traffic the development would entail.

Hoober Homes is the applicant for full planning permission, which can only be rejected on layout, scale, appearance or landscaping grounds. If approved, a 24 month construction period, subject to sales is expected. An existing overhead power cable would be relocated.

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It would be split between 24 two-bed, 49 three-bed and six four-bed homes. All would have two parking spaces per property and electric vehicle charging facilities.

Ten per cent, eight homes, would be affordable housing. Six of these would be affordable rented homes. There would also be 1,068 sq m of public open space.

There is an already agreed S106 agreement, which guarantees the affordable homes, public open space, and play area provision. The play area aspect would be paid for in kind, by £54,106 to North Lincolnshire Council. The closeness of the site to open countryside and the Phil Grundy Community and Sports Centre means the developer has considered there are nearby sufficient areas of play for residents.

"This application has a strong focus on ensuring that existing facility and services are maintained and enhanced to meet local needs and sustain the quality of life for existing and future residents," contends Stantec on behalf of the applicant. "There is a good range of services and facilities available within Broughton, including a school, shops, post office and village hall. The provision of housing will have significant social benefits by increasing the housing choice on offer, enabling people to either stay within the settlement or move into it."

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Outline permission for the scheme was granted three years ago by councillors. Broughton Town Council and dozens of residents objected to the proposal, mostly over traffic and drainage concerns, and the then-MP Andrew Percy also wrote a letter to highlight concerns of residents. Traffic worry focused particularly on Scawby Road's leading to the busy Broughton High Street one way, and A18 crossroads the other. Council highways, however, did not raise any objections, leading to acceptance of the scheme.

A number of conditions were placed on its development, including related to drainage and a construction traffic management plan. The latter's submission in the new application expects an average of one to two HGV waggons on site each day, mostly coming from the M180, junction four.