Tetney Golf Club to build 27 homes

Rosemary Ayim
By Rosemary Ayim October 8, 2014 12:03

Tetney Golf Club in Lincolnshire hopes to build 27 homes by its course in order to significantly boost its finances.

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The Grimsby venue has become the latest in a long line of golf clubs in the last couple of years to view the large space of land that it has, plus Britain’s housing shortage, as an opportunity to create a huge revenue generating mechanism.

As in almost all the cases, local residents have met the club’s proposals with opposition, with Tetney mainly due to drainage issues.

John Casswell, who has submitted the planning application on behalf of Tetney Golf Club, said: “We know residents are concerned about surface water but our plans show that we’re trying to get rid of that problem with the use of an attenuation pond, swales and dykes.

“We’re trying to provide a mix of housing, some of which will be low cost and we’ve been liaising with the parish council and local people before we finalise anything.”

Tetney Golf Club flooded in 2007, prompting the Environment Agency to say the business had been built on a natural flood plain.

However, the flood risk assessment for the development says that the site has not experienced any “localised flooding during the summer floods of 2007 nor more recently from the storms earlier this year”.

Some residents are not willing to accept that though.

Elaine Chafer, 57, told the Grimsby Telegraph: “I know houses have to be built, but Tetney just cannot cope with it. Wherever they build in this village the drains are at capacity and just cannot take any more.

“We regularly experience problems with flooding – at least four times a year the drains get full and we have to contact Anglian Water; I’ve had raw sewage coming into my garden.

“With each prolonged heavy downpour the drains bubble and houses around the village have problems; it’s not nice when you have other people’s toilet paper floating in your garden, plus you can’t use the facilities in your own home.

“Plus, in the proposals, you’ve got open-ended cul-de-sacs which probably means that there will be more development soon enough.”

 

Rosemary Ayim
By Rosemary Ayim October 8, 2014 12:03
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  1. Adrian Stiff October 9, 19:25

    Makes a lot of sense for clubs to investigate other ways to bring money into the club to make the golf sustainable or better. As one of the busiest golf course architectural practices in the country any club can always call us for some advice or help.

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