Published: 1st Aug 2019

North Lincolnshire Council has given planning permission for 2,500 new homes. The plans approved by the council’s planning committee yesterday also include a lake, a village centre, parks, community facilities and a new school. The ambitious £1.2bn Lincolnshire Lakes scheme aims to create six new waterside villages on the outskirts of Scunthorpe. Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, welcomed the planning approval, saying: ‘This development has been nearly twenty years in the making and this is a milestone moment for confidence in housing development in North Lincolnshire. ‘The scheme has been delayed for the past few years until we were able to keep our promises to local residents to put the right infrastructure in place first. “Throughout the planning for this visionary scheme, we’ve been clear that we must get the infrastructure right in order to ensure that Lincolnshire Lakes develops sustainably over the next 20 years.’ Among … (To read the full article, subscribe below)