Villagers still opposing revised pub housing plan

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Plans to demolish the Black Horse Inn in Ludford are still being opposed by villagers, even though the developer has scaled down the project.

Mr P Wilkins of Carr Farm, Carr Road, Ulceby, had proposed three-storey townhouses, which have been branded “over bearing” and “monstrosities” by nearby residents.

Now, John Barber, of John Barber Building Design, has revised the plan, with a lower roof-line thanks to the removal of the third floor for accommodation, and the removal of garages to help ease potential flooding issues. Some windows have also been deleted from the design.

However, while Ludford Parish Council welcomes the lower roof-line, it still says the properties are still not in keeping with the village.

In more recent comments received by East Lindsey District Council, one neighbour said the revised buildings would still be “an overwhelming size for the neighbouring bungalows.” It and another objector said bungalows are fine, with the latter also fearing potential problems with sewage.