Traffic worries over Louth houses plan

Controversy over the proposed new housing development on land off Fulmar Drive, Louth, bubbled up at Thursday’s East Lindsey District Council planning committee meeting.

Ward representative Coun Laura Stephenson called for a site inspection in advance of next month’s meeting when the committee is due to determine an application by Taylor Wimpey Ltd to build 149 homes.

“It is important that the relationship between the site and adjacent roads is fully understood,” she said.

Her concern was echoed by Coun Jill Makinson-Sanders who stated: “The proposed development would be off Brackenborough Road - one of the most dangerous routes in Louth.”

However, the call was rejected after chairman Coun Neil Cooper stated that it would breach the normal protocols of the committee to hold a site inspection in advance of any discussions. He said: “Let’s first see and hear the presentations in this committee room. Then we can decide whether to defer matters if we feel a site inspection might be appropriate.”

When the Taylor Wimpey outline application comes before the committee on December 13, the recommendation is that it should be approved subject to certain conditions.

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