Plans to build 77 houses on land near Quibell Park are likely to be given the go-ahead despite protests from residents and calls from Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin for the project to be thrown out. The proposal has attracted strong objections from campaigners who want to see the green space preserved. Mr Dakin has also called on councillors to refuse permission for the homes to be built on the land, off Dartmouth Road. North Lincolnshire Council officers have recommended that the plan is given the green light at a planning committee meeting this week. The development, which would include a mixture of two to four-bedroom homes, would take place on the playing field south of Quibell Park Stadium. The field is currently used by dog walkers, as well as for cross-country running events organised by Scunthorpe and District Athletics Club. Mr Dakin said: “There has been considerable concern from myself and local people over threats to our green, open communal spaces. The Conservative council has allowed for many planning applications to come forward. If these are all agreed to, there would few green spaces left in our community. “The threat to the land north of Dartmouth Road, locally known as… Read full this story
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