Planning green light for social housing in Croft near Skegness

The planning green light has been given for a social housing development off Church Lane in Croft.

At an East Lindsey planning meeting, committee vice-chairman, Coun Steve O’Dare, predicted the five-house development by Stepford Homes Ltd - part of the New Linx Housing Trust - would represent “a great improvement for the village’s housing stock”.

The parish council opposed the application as “unsustainable” because the centre of Croft has no school, shop, pub, bus service nor designated footpath to the main A52 road.

This view was shared by ward representative Coun Pauline Cooper and committee chairman Coun Neil Cooper, with the latter expressing concern about the prospective residents being “stranded in the countryside”.

However, Coun Jill Makinson-Sanders said a shop was no longer a requirement for day-to-day living because “Mr Tesco delivers to the doorstep”.

Four existing properties will be demolished to make way for the new development.