Video: Public meeting debates new housing plan for Louth

AROUND 100 residents packed into Louth’s Trinity Centre last night to put their fears to officials over a proposed new housing plan for the town.

Taylor Wimpey’s plan to build ‘up to’ 149 new houses on land to the east of the town has stirred residents from nearby Fulmar Drive and Kestrel Drive into action in recent weeks, and a public meeting was called.

Fulmar Drive plan

Fulmar Drive plan

Residents said the plans were ‘asking for trouble’ and would add to ‘already dangerous and problematic’ roads around the area.

Representatives from East Lindsey District Council, Lincolnshire County Council and the Environment Agency fielded some tough questions from the audience, and engaged in worthwhile debate on the plans.

Fears raised included traffic, infrastructure, surface water flooding, schools places and whether the planning system would take into account their concerns.

Resident of Kestrel Drive, Andy Wood, told the meeting he feared a ‘limitless’ development of up to 1,000 homes if the plan gets the go ahead. “It is absolutely evident they will look to develop further,” he said.

Residents, led by Simon Tighe, are now looking at ways they can formally oppose the plans, as part of their ‘Save East Louth’ group.

Watch the video to see some of the debate from the night, raising some of the points mentioned.

Next week’s Leader will feature a full report from the meeting.

What do you make of the plans, do you agree that the development would be problematic or will they benefit the town? Email your views to