Documents reveal a proposed 970-home development in Louth would cost an eyewatering £106 million and take up to ten years to complete.
Gladman Developments and landowners AR and MA Pridgeon have put forward an official planning application for the development dubbed the ‘Louth Southern Gateway’, which includes the new homes, a local community centre and a new primary school on a 94 hectare site either side of Legbourne Road.
The developers insist that measures including a new roundabout and staggered priority junction on the road would mean there would be ‘no material transport impacts’ and believe new drainage and ditch systems would alleviate any flooding fears.
The plans, which were first revealed to the public in February, also include a ‘local centre’ of shops, a health centre and a sports facility and could increase the population of Louth from around 17,000 up to nearly 20,000.
The planning documents indicate that builders can deliver between 97 and 121 new homes each year, meaning construction work could go on well into the 2020s should planning approval be given.
An estimated 110 new jobs would be created through the added demand for services in Louth, however up to 1,500 working age adults could be brought into the town as a result of the proposed build.
East Lindsey District Council’s current housing strategy dictates that 5,400 new homes are required in the district by 2032.
ELDC’s planning team leader Chris Panton said: “The district council has 16 weeks to consider the planning application as it requires an Environmental Statement, and as with any application, we are keen to hear the views of local people on the proposed scheme.”
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