Land development specialist Lucent Group has secured outline planning permission from North Lincolnshire Council planning committee to develop two new villages at Lincolnshire Lakes on the edge of Scunthorpe. Gross site area is 605 acres.
The scheme involves construction of 3,000 new homes in two village developments, designed by architects Allies & Morrison, together with local amenities and leisure facilities. There are plans on the drawing board to double this at a later stage.
Lucent’s development is coordinated with Scunthorpe United Football Club’s plans for a new stadium. The club is preparing proposals for a new stadium and these will be integrated with Lucent’s scheme. A planning application for the football club scheme is expected by the end of the year.
A detailed planning proposal relating to highways infrastructure for the development has also been approved. This will see the construction of a new junction to the M181 and an east-west link road.
Included within the overall proposals are substantial flood mitigation measures that will improve the flood defences for the existing villages of Burringham and Gunness.
Having assembled the site and just about taken it through planning, Lucent will now seek house-builders to move in.
Technical advice was provided by WSP, whose associate director Andy Ricketts said: "WSP has supported Lucent throughout the project since 2011, including the allocation process and planning applications. This ensured flexibility in our technical solutions whilst still ensuring the environmental impact assessment (EIA) remained robust. One of the greatest benefits to Lucent and the wider environment was that the EIA was a repetitive process where many environmental issues were dealt with in advance of the final assessment. The result is a smart and sustainable development opportunity.”