More than eighty homes are proposed near to a garden centre in Scunthorpe.
Gleeson Homes have applied for permission to build 81 two to four bed homes in two agricultural fields off Scotter Road South, near to Silica Lodge Garden Centre. It is estimated when complete the new homes will bring in more than £130,000 extra council tax revenue.
The scheme is part of the wider Lincolnshire Lakes project. This envisions one of the largest residential developments in the UK to the west of Scunthorpe to meet local housing demand.
If approved, the 81 homes will all be one or two storey and split into 17 two and four beds, and 52 three bedroom homes. There will be a large public open space with a pond and a children’s play area on the western section.
Vehicle access will be via Scotter Road only. The scheme will create 85 direct jobs and 166 indirectly, an “economic benefits” document suggests. It is thought 64 rental homes in the Scunthorpe area will be vacated. The council would benefit from a nearly £120,000 New Homes Bonus in the first year, as well as the expected council tax receipts.
It would potentially contribute somewhere in the region of £0.75m through Section 106 funding. Apart from £58,000 for the NHS, this will entirely go towards education.
However, an economic viability assessment has been filed that lays out the case for no affordable homes requirement of the development. Normally, 20 per cent of homes would need to be, if sold, at 80 per cent of the market price.
But the viability assessment makes the case it will be “unable to viably deliver any on-site affordable housing in addition to the council’s proposed S106 contribution”. Residents have until early November to express their views on the application.
Original artice: https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/all-about/scunthorpe