Call made for a public meeting over 970-home housing development planned for Louth

A call has been made for Louth to ‘get a grip’ over a proposed 970-home housing development, with a further call for a public meeting to be held to discuss the impacts.

Speaking at Louth Town Council’s annual meeting on May 14, Councillor Gus Robertson said a lack of jobs in the town means the proposal ‘doesn’t match up’.

The new development is planned for a 94 hectare site earmarked by Gladman Developments and the landowners AR and MA Pridgeon off Legbourne Road.

The town council meeting was held six days after the housing plans were put to residents via a public consultation evening.

Coun Robertson, speaking as a parishioner as all councillors did at the annual meeting, said: “It’s very important that we get a grip of this situation.

“Where’s the jobs? The whole thing doesn’t match up.”

His comments followed a point raised by Coun George Horton, who called for a public meeting to be held to dicsuss the housing development.

“It really is a concern of people about the development, there are a lot of issues,” he told the chamber.

“I challenge the town council to take this on board and call for a public meeting, people can get together and share their concerns.

“We have to fight on behalf of the people who put us in office, these are genuine concerns.

“We’ve heard how people love Louth and how Louth is coming forward, something like this could be the death of it.”