160 homes plan secures green light for…

160 homes plan secures green light for new town estate
2021-01-14 21:37:00
Plans to build up to 160 homes as part of a new housing estate in a small rural town have been passed. East Riding Council's Planning Committee voted eight to four to defer the homes, south of Pontefract Road, in Snaith, before approving provided no objections are raised by Highways England. Shaun Cuggy, the agent for developer Bellway Homes, told the committee council officers pushed them to change the application, originally submitted in 2019, to make it acceptable to residents. He added the latest plans offered a “pragmatic” solution to concerns over traffic by connecting the estate to Pontefract Road for access, rather than the smaller Punton Walk. To get the Hull Live headlines every day, simply pop your email address into the sign-up box just beneath the picture at the top of this article. But Snaith resident Lorraine Cottingham told councillors the A645, was already congested with HGVs and farm vehicles and was used as a route to the M62. She added the village's primary school already had to use prefab classrooms to accommodate the number of children there and that local medical services were strained. Snaith Airmyn and Rawcliffe and Marshlands ward member Cllr Liz Sargeantson told the committee 40 of the proposed homes were outside development boundaries in the East Riding Local Plan. She added flood risks could not be ignored given the site lies close to the Aire and Calder canal which breached in December and near homes gutted in February. Council officers told the committee that while 40 homes outside boundaries went against the Local Plan, it would mean homes were better spread out. Watch to see how last year's floods affected Snaith: Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now The outline plans show the 40 homes would be built along a 500m access road from Pontefract Road with the new estate itself containing the remaining 120. Mr Cuggy said: “No homes are in flood risk zones under these plans which have been changed after engagement with the local community. “Access from Pontefract Road will remove the impact of traffic on others. The source of the flooding on the Aire and Calder canal (Image: Kate
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