Concern over Leconfield housing plan



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Parish councillors have voiced concern over plans to build 49 new homes in Leconfield.

H Lount and Sons have applied to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council for outline planning permission to develop on land at Castle Farm, off Main Street.

Letters of objection have also been submitted to ERYC from 15 households in the village.

The parish council has been consulted and said: “There is concern about the number of houses proposed on the site and, while the parking spaces do conform to the guidelines, villagers do tend to have two or more cars and more parking spaces should be considered.

“Also, there was a development of affordable houses off Grange Road a couple of years ago, which included a number of flats to be built.

“A number of these houses are still for sale and the flats were never built due to lack of demand.

“There are also a number of properties in the village which are still for sale and have been for some time.”

A report to the planning committee, which will consider the application on July 3, said the application was closely related to another which proposes 33 properties and two retail units on adjacent land.

The applicants of the scheme for 49 properties said the scheme would provide an economic benefit to the area as a whole, including job creation.

Officers have recommended that a decision should be deferred pending further information and a legal agreement and once this has been done the director of planning should be authorised to grant permission. Officers said: “The application site is predominantly located on land within the Beverley Borough Local Plan for residential development and the development. Concerns raised by heritage consultees have been overcome during the course of this application.”

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