Referendum could be called on De Lacy House plans in Winterton
A referendum could be called on plans to flatten a care home in Winterton and the town mayor has said there is enough support for this.
The decision to approve a proposal to demolish De Lacy House and replace it with a £1.8m care complex with 16 two-bedroomed bungalows was made at a special meeting of the North Lincolnshire Council planning committee.
The committee was split with five voting for the proposals and five voting against.
Chairman Arthur Bunyan's casting vote led to permission being granted at a special committee meeting on March 21 at Scunthorpe Civic Centre.
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Under the Localism act, in order for a referendum to take place, five per cent of Winterton residents would need to provide signatures.
This would lead to a referendum being called by North Lincolnshire Council.
Winterton Town Council, community groups including Winterton Senior Citizen's Forum and Winterton Disabled Club and residents have been campaigning against the plans.
Winterton Town mayor Francesca Marritt said: "There is enough support for a referendum.
"We still believe that consultation was not carried out by North Lincolnshire Homes and North Lincolnshire Council."
Winterton Town Council has submitted documents to North Lincolnshire Council that they wish to register De Lacy House as an community asset - which would mean De Lacy House is owned or managed by the community.