Mix of new homes to be built on former German prisoner-of-war camp site just outside Brigg
A REVIVED housing development at a former prisoner of war camp could see funds released that would benefit Brigg
Work on the former Pingley Camp site on Bigby High Road stopped in 2010.
New developers have now been found and plans are to be submitted to build 20 smaller houses alongside 10 luxury homes which were already planned.
Two homes have already been built on the site, which was home to scores of German and Italian prisoners of war during the early 1940s.
Brigg councillors have called for the development to be tied to funds that would trigger investment in the community.
Councillor Rob Waltham, who represents Brigg on North Lincolnshire Council, said: "I would like to see some money set aside for the development of the riverside.
"Any money set aside in a planning agreement would be welcomed.
"The money could help with work to the footpaths around the riverside."
Councillor Carl Sherwood said he also hoped the town could benefit.
He said: "Most of the people living there will be using the facilities of Brigg, so it would be nice to see some money invested in the town."
The previous planned development of the site fell through in 2010 after the company went into receivership.
John Derbyshire, of Design Partnership Ltd, the architects behind the new project, said: "The site is a mess. In the past, the development had stagnated, but all the legalities have now been agreed."
Mr Derbyshire confirmed the previous permission for 10 luxury houses and 20 other commercial units was still in place. But although the 20 houses were set to be commercial units for self-employed business people, under the revised plans they will now be residential properties.
Mr Derbyshire said although the 20 houses would be a lot smaller than the 10 others, there was no provision for social housing.
Town councillors have voiced concerns about flooding in the area, following the severe damaged caused back in 2007.
But Mr Derbyshire said: "There will be an on-site pumping station as part of the application and it can deal with surface water from a one-in-200 year storm."
The revised planning application is due to be lodged this month.