Plans submitted for 146 new family homes in Immingham to extend Habrough Fields development
22nd January 2018
Plans have been submitted for the second phase of the Habrough Fields housing development in Immingham, with developers taking steps to ensure that last year's flooding won't happen again.
Peter Ward Homes Ltd are hoping to build another 146 homes on land west of Pilgrams Way, off Brocklesby Avenue consisting of a broad mix of two, three and four bedroom homes, which the developer believes will be a great addition to the council's prospects for growth in the town.
A public consultation on the development was held in October last year, with over 100 members of the public attending, highlighting a number of key issues that they would like addressed if the plans were to be approved.
The main issues were the traffic impact of the development, flood and drainage risk, school and infrastructure capacity, the impact of the development on neighbouring houses and construction timescales.
Brocklesby Avenue resident, Lynn Lammin, said: “Flooding is the main problem. The field they want to build on is saturated. We were told there would be a new pumping station. But we haven’t seen anything.”
Michael Pendregaust, who lives on Owmby Close, Habrough Fields, said: “Flooding is our main concern. All the drains from Habrough Fields run from east to west. They are not big enough to cope.
"We were promised there would never be anything like this again. But nothing has been done. Are we going to see another 146 homes emptying into that drain? It can’t cope as it is.
“We already have problems with parking. Often you have to go to people’s doors to let them know you can’t get out. If all these new homes are built it will be young people and usually they have two cars. Part of the planning condition was that there would be no caravans or vans. But that is not being enforced.”
Following flooding on phase one of Habrough fields last year when an Anglian Water pumping station failed in heavy rain, and after listening to residents' concerns, provisions have been put in the plans. Alterations have been made to the access roads and storage areas have been created for any build-ups of water, stopping it from ever reaching any properties.
Peter Ward have also given assurance to residents that the dyke along Mill Lane will be dredged in order to help with drainage.
The main purpose of the development will be to create an environment that is in-keeping and blends in with the current 217-home Peter Ward site off Habrough Road and another located to the east of the purposed site.
Including a 10 per cent provision for affordable housing, the development will consist of a wide mix of housing styles with three bed dormer bungalows along with detached and semi-detached homes.
The developer believes that their plans are perfectly in keeping with the local area and will "blend effortlessly into its immediate environment".
Access to the site will come from extending Brocklesby Avenue, and developers are hoping to create another access point to Pilgrims Way.
The site is located within walking distance of a number of key local services such as shops, schools, leisure facilities and places of work.
However since the consultation, no objections to the development have been lodged in the North East Lincolnshire Council planning portal.
The design and access statement said: "The objectives of the design procedure for the new residential development is to create an environment which sits alongside and blends in with the current Peter Ward site to the south and the existing houses to the east.
"As well as providing a high level of public green space in the form of deepened grass verges all the new homes will have their own Private Green Spaces. These will act as sanctuaries for the new residents to relax and enjoy their new homes."
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