Local consultations around a proposed new residential development to the south of Barton-upon-Humber are set to begin.
Banks Property is developing proposals for a 25-hectare site to the east of the A15 and south of Horkstow Road which would include a mix of up to 400 high-quality homes of different sizes and types, including affordable housing.
The plans also include additional accessible areas of public open space, as well as new footpaths, wetland areas, wildlife habitats and local road links.
As the first stage of its consultation work around the project, Banks Property has launched a survey to enable local residents, businesses and other stakeholders to find out more about their ideas, provide initial feedback and put any questions or comments they might have to the project team.
A Covid-safe consultation event will then be held to enable discussions to continue, with an online version also being staged to ensure that people who aren’t able to attend the event in person for any reason can still express their views.
Banks Property has also set up a dedicated project web page containing key information and a link to a digital feedback survey, as well as a project-specific email address through which local people can contact the project team with any queries or comments.
The planning application itself will be subject to the normal consultation processes operated by North Lincolnshire Council and is expected to be submitted for review later this year.
Part of the family-owned Banks Group, Banks Property has developed brownfield and greenfield land for commercial and residential property schemes across the north of England and Scotland using their ‘development with care’ approach for more than 30 years.
The Group also operates ten onshore wind farms across the same areas as well as minerals, transport and infrastructure divisions.
Jeannie Raine, community relations manager at The Banks Group, says: “There is a clear and increasingly pressing need across the UK to increase the available supply of quality homes, including in North Lincolnshire, and we firmly believe that people should have the opportunity to live in the places where they wish to live.
“At Barton-upon-Humber, in consultation with the local community, we want to design a development that brings a range of economic, employment, environmental, supply chain and social benefits to the area, and we feel that the location is wholly suitable for the type of development we have in mind.
“Meaningful local consultation is an essential part of all our developments, and we’re doing everything we can during the current pandemic to make sure as much information as possible is available about our plans and that all interested parties have the opportunity to express their views.
“Our initial survey is designed to help us gather local people’s views including the sorts of community, environmental and transport enhancements they would like to see delivered through the development.
“The feedback gained from it, and from the events we’re planning, will then be factored into the final planning application that we submit to North Lincolnshire Council.”
For further information on the initial Barton-upon-Humber planning proposals and to complete the project survey, please visit www.banksgroup.co.uk/bartonuponhumber
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