Louth Town Council has voted to support a planning application which could see 12 ‘executive homes’ built on the redundant playing fields in Julian Bower, Louth.
The Mayor of Louth, Councillor Andrew Leonard, said that the site was well spaced out and added that the proposed access would be from the north, rather than Julian Bower itself at the south end of the site.
Councillor Jill Makinson-Sanders said that residents in her ward have objected to the plans, and questioned whether the development would be obliged to include social housing.
Coun Makinson-Sanders said: “I think that once you get over a certain number of houses you have to, by the rules of East Lindsey, provide some social housing.
“I thought it was 10, because in some places they’re going to put it down to five under the new planning regime.”
Councillor James Pocklington added that he believes a SUDs (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) scheme should included if the plans are approved, to reduce the impact of the new homes on the site.
The Town Councillors voted to support the application, but made their concerns clear in their official consultee comments to East Lindsey District Council.