PICTURES AND NAME REVEALED FOR 239-HOME DEVELOPMENT AT TOLL BAR
BARRATT HOMES SET TO BEGIN WORK
CONCEPT pictures and a name have been released for a huge housing development that funded the development of Toll Bar roundabout near New Waltham. Developer Barratt Homes had previously earmarked contributions of more than £1 million towards education and highways in its bid to get 239 homes started on greenfield land opposite Tollbar Academy.
Initially, outline planning permission for 400 homes on the field had been granted on appeal by an inspector after councillors initially rejected the massive development, which was brought forward by Monmouth Properties.
Now the scaled back, 239 home development has been given the name Wigmore Park and concept pictures of the houses show a series of modern red-brick homes. Developer Barratt Homes describe the development on their website: “Wigmore Park sits at the edge of the popular village of New Waltham, four miles south of Grimsby and just a 10-minute drive away from the sandy beaches of Cleethorpes.
“Living here you’ll enjoy a warm community atmosphere, ideally placed to take a stroll along Buck Beck or explore the beautiful countryside of the nearby Lincolnshire Wolds.
“Yet you’ll be well-connected for commuting or shopping in Grimsby town centre, by the A16. “There’s plenty to do as a family with great days out nearby, why not visit Waltham Windmill, take a trip to Grimsby’s Fishing Heritage Centre or enjoy picnic at Cleethorpes Country Park?
“Living at Wigmore Park, you’ll have everything you need close by. Useful village shops include Co-op Food, Robinson’s Farm Shop, New Waltham Post Office and Lloyds Pharmacy. For a bigger shop, Tesco Extra is just a few minutes’ drive away.
“An exciting range of restaurants, cafes and bars lie just 10 minutes’ drive away in Grimsby town centre, including The Pig and Whistle Pub, and The Counting House.
“Parents will be pleased to know there’s no shortage of ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ schools for all ages nearby, including:
■ Tollbar Academy
■ Waltham Leas Primary Academy
■ New Waltham Academy
■ Scartho Nursery School
■ Humberston Academy
The scheme was widely seen as the prime mover for improvements to be carried out at the busy Toll Bar roundabout and the investment in local infrastructure was confirmed by Barratt Homes during its planning application. Controversial plans were originally drawn up to replace the Toll Bar roundabout with traffic lights, backed by the approval of the 400home development.
But after a long series of protests, the decision to replace the roundabout was reversed when the Conservative party took control of the council at the last local elections. Developments on the roundabout have now been completed and Barratt are set to begin work on the development which was scaled back to 239 homes during the final planning application.