BREAKING NEWS: Plans for up to 1,000 new homes for Louth are revealed

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Ambitious plans for a huge new housing development for the south edge of Louth could see the town grow by up to 1,000 homes.

Plans have been revealed this afternoon (Friday) for an Environmental Impact Assessment for a 94 hectare agricultural site centred around Legbourne Road.

Applicants Gladman Developments and the landowners AR and MA Pridgeon are considering putting forward outline planning application for the development.

The plans estimate that between 800 and 1,000 new homes could be built on the land in the ‘first phase’ of any scheme, which appears to fall either side of Legbourne Road.

Within the plans, there is also mention of a new primary school, new local facilities including a community building and shops, a health centre and new footpaths and cycle ways into the town.

Early estimations suggest this could increase the population of Louth from around 17,000 up to nearly 20,000.

Louth Town Council are due to consult over the plans on Tuesday night.

What do you make of the news? Will 1,000 new homes be good for Louth, or will this put too much strain on the local infrastructure?

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