Flood fears could stop 123-home development in Sutton Bridge
Flooding fears could stop a 123-home Sutton Bridge development from being approved.
District council planning officers are advising members of the planning committee to turn down an application from Loyd Homes next week.
The plan relates to housing on land next to Nightingale Way, Granville Terrace, Withington Street and Chestnut Terrace - which already has permission covering 76 of the 123 homes.
The matter had been due to come to the last committee meeting, but was then held back.
Anglian Water says the surface water strategy is ‘unacceptable’ and council officers say it ‘fails the flood risk sequential test’, adding: “It is acknowledged that the site would deliver some economic and social benefits, however, it is considered that the adverse environmental impacts/issues identified would outweigh these benefits.”
Loyd Homes has said the flood risk evidence is ‘flawed’ and questioned the assertion that there is enough land to meet demand in Sutton Bridge.
The parish council says it is ‘overdevelopment’, putting pressure on the roads.