Council against pub site development

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Brigg town councillors have expressed strong opposition to plans for 21 homes on the site of the former Ancholme Inn.

Coun Ben Nobbs told fellow members of the planning and environment committee his main cause for objection is the increase in the volume of traffic through an already congested area of the town.

He told colleagues he felt the traffic data in support of the application was flawed, particularly with regard to the number of school bus movements.

He also reported he did his own survey between 6am and 9.15am and claimed there was total gridlock on Grammar School Road for a six minute period.

This had only been cleared as a result of drivers taking the decision to reverse against the traffic and mount the kerb to create passing areas.

There was also concern Springbank Estate is inaccessible to emergency vehicles at these times.

Councillors stated they had long campaigned for a relief road from the bottom of Grammar School Road to Wrawby Road; this had not been forthcoming and the situation remains.