Plans for 42 houses in Wragby have been passed on the the Secretary of State for Local Government to decide upon.
Despite approving the scheme, East Lindsey District Council’s Planning Committee made the move earlier this month as they consider the development to be of “of more than local significance.”
The proposal from HR Bourne & Sons on land north of Bridle Way, Wragby, has attracted much opposition, with many nearby residents citing flooding fears.
However, a water pumping station would be built on the site of three existing timber buildings, which would be demolished.
“If they decide not to call it in, East Lindsey District Council will be given confirmation and will be able to issue the Approval Notice. If the application is called in, it will be referred to a Planning Inquiry to be arranged at a later date,” said a ELDC spokeswoman.