Controversial scheme for North Thoresby is on hold

Housing
Housing

District councillors have put on hold a controversial scheme for up to 25 new homes to be built in 
North Thoresby.

Members of East Lindsey District Council’s planning committee deferred the outline 
proposal submitted by Steve Bennett Architectural Design on behalf of 
applicant Mr R. Dixon to develop land north of High Street 
in the village.

Thursday’s meeting heard that there had been 60 objections from villagers concerned about increased traffic and 
potential flood risk.

Ward representative Coun Terry Aldridge said he, too, was “very concerned” about the proposal but the meeting there had been 
no objections from statutory bodies such as Lincolnshire Highways and 
Anglian Water.

However, It was resolved any decision should be deferred pending more information being supplied about the 
heritage importance of 
the land.

According to the archaeological unit at Lincolnshire County Council, the site accommodates ridge and furrow 
earthworks which are “very friable and easily destroyed” - not just by development 
but also by erosion as a result of normal land 
management and grass cutting.