Additionally, developer Cyden Homes has been given permission to build 845 homes on land owned by the Brocklesby Estate in Scartho Top.
Developers have put forward a unique proposal to build 59 bungalows in Scartho to cater for the “ageing population”.
Snape Properties is seeking permission from North East Lincolnshire Council to build the exclusively single-storey property estate on land off Torbay Drive, Grimsby.
Although based on the edge of Scartho, the 3.3 hectare piece of land comes under Waltham Parish Council authority, and relates to a triangular section of field that borders Emfield Road.
Currently used as farmland, Snape Properties are hopeful that council planners will view their desire to provide suitable housing for an ageing population favourably.
An outline planning application has formally been submitted for consideration, and details how the new two and three bedroom bungalows would help address a “growing” demand for single-storey homes fuelled by an increase in the number of elderly people in our communities.
The developers claim that of all new homes built in 2014, only 1 per cent were bungalows, and that they believe this development will “improve greatly” the region’s bungalow housing stock.
Brief details of the suggested design of the bungalows have been put forward, and include Snape’s desire to deliver the best of both village/ town and countryside characteristics for residents.
They want to build homes that people can live in and enjoy “regardless of their age, mobility or stage of life”.
In providing this they would look to build homes that are adaptable if needs change due to having children.
Things like mobility and health changes, needing to simplify housekeeping and staying at home as residents age have also been taken into account.
If given the go-ahead, a new road would be constructed off Torbay Drive and would form three cul-de-sacs where the bungalows are planned to be built.
The 59 bungalows would come in six different designs but all have traditional make-up and garden-city/garden village features.
Each will come with a front garden area and garages, and developers would provide a village green area with ponds.
Snape Properties claim that the development plans are sustainable and the homes would be of “high quality”, taking into account demographic trends.