Village set for homes

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FOUR affordable homes can be built on the corner opposite the Carpenters’ Arms in Westwoodside.

North Lincolnshire Councillors considered the application last week, and heard concerns from Coun Ron Allcock, who lives in the village.

He said the council had given permission for a single home on the site in 2010, which he thought was a better option than the proposal for four smaller ones. He added: “I have concerns about the traffic. Opposite the site is the entrance to the village shop, where customers park on the road, and there is a pub and a Chinese takeaway, and they are all on a blind bend.”

And he drew attention to the plans allowing only one car parking space for each property, which he didn’t think was sufficient.

NLC officers assured him that there had been only two road accidents reported at the junction in the last two years.

Coun Mrs Sandra Bainbridge said four affordable homes was a good option for the village. Permission was granted.