Plans for 42 houses in Wragby have been passed on to 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 “more of local significance”.
The proposal from HR Bourne & Sons on land north of Bridle Way, Wragby, has attracted much opposition, many citing flooding fears.
The plans include 12 detached houses, a detached bungalow, five pairs of semis, and two blocks of four houses. There would be 19 garages, plus vehicle access and estate roads, and walls and fencing.
Plans also include a water pumping station on the site of three 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 an ELDC spokeswoman.