Plans for a new residential development to the south of Barton-upon-Humber are set to move forward after the planning inspectorate ruled in favour of the scheme.
Banks Property put forward proposals in autumn 2021 for the development of a 26.3 hectare site to the east of the A15 and south of Horkstow Road which was to include up to 390 high-quality, as well as a community orchard, wildflower meadows and new allotments.
The family firm’s planning application was rejected by North Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee last summer ,with Banks then submitting an appeal against this decision to the planning inspectorate, which has now been allowed.
As well as including a range of different sizes and types of homes, including affordable housing and bungalows, the project also includes new footpaths, wetland areas, wildlife habitats, local road links, a children’s play park, an outdoor exercise area and more than 15 hectares of additional public open space, which equates to close to 60 percent of the total site area.
Funding will also be allocated towards a regular full day bus service that will serve the site and south of the town, in order to provide a sustainable connection to the wider community and to enable onward journeys by bus and rail.
Part of The 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.
John Ruddick, senior property development manager at Banks Property, says: “We have always believed that this would be an excellent site on which to create a sustainable new community in Barton-upon-Humber, and we are naturally very pleased that the planning inspector has also recognised the strengths and suitability of our proposals.
“This development will contribute to meeting the growing need to increase the local supply of homes and will enable more people who want to move to or stay in the area to do just that.
“It will offer a range of different property sizes and designs, including up to 20 bungalows and 78 affordable homes, while the construction of these new homes will directly support 80 new jobs, as well as indirectly supporting a further 100 jobs and providing significant contract opportunities for local suppliers.
“More than half the site will be open green space, including wildflower meadows, a community orchard, community allotments and woodland planting, while the amenity of a village-style green and formal play provision will lead to a local biodiversity net gain of more than twice the expected standard.
“We will now look to move this project forward as quickly as we can, and will provide further updates to the local community as progress is made.”
For further information on Banks Property’s Barton-upon-Humber planning application and to register your support for it, please visit www.banksgroup.co.uk/bartonuponhumber