VIDEO: Public drop-in about 970 houses

Louth Town Council is running a public drop-in this afternoon at the British Legion Hall for people to find out more about the proposal to build up to 970 homes on land off Legbourne Road.

Comments from the public included -

“I’m dead against it. There’s not enough industry in Louth. Where are all these people going to work?”

“It’s too big. There’s not work.”

Andy Booth, from Globe Consultants, was there on behalf of developers.

He told the Leader: “There are lots of debates. The key is to have sufficient ground rules in place to deliver a quality development.

“There are lots of things still to look at. You say to people it is in the region of 1,000 houses and they say, ‘Hang on a minute.’ It’s not going to be wake up the following morning and there is 1,000 houses.

“If you add up the number of houses built in Louth over the last 10 to 15 years it wouldn’t be far off 1,000.”

He could not say which company would build the houses at this stage.

He said if planning permission was granted the land would be sold on to a house builder.

The town council is holding a public meeting in the British Legion Hall tonight (Thursday September 5) at 7pm.

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