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.