Local government is planning to build thousands of new homes across the East Riding district of Yorkshire, the Hull Daily Mail reports. A draft local plan for new developments which will take up to 2039 to complete has been released to East Riding Council’s Environment and Regeneration Sub-Committee.
The draft Local Plan will then be put out for public consultation later this year, and will conclude by the beginning of 2023. The local council have attempted to forestall any holdups in the future, by urging the public to raise any objections as soon as possible.
Cllr Richard Meredith, chair of the Environment and Regeneration Sub-Committee, said: “People having their say now would avoid futile battles being waged over planning applications in the future. Ideally we’d want 350,000 contributions to this.”
He added: “It’s a significant issue that we shouldn’t be shirking on. We get more comments on controversial planning applications than we do on Local Plans.”
“Once a Local Plan is adopted, residents are fighting a battle when the war has already been lost. This is the moment, now is the time, engagement in this process could not be more significant, and the more the merrier.”
Towns and villages including Bubwith, Cottingham, Brough, and Goole have all been earmarked for new housing developments. Further homes and a business site are planned for several areas of Howden. Other areas with existing planning permission for new homes include Aldbrough, Beeford, Anlaby, Willerby and Kirk Ella.
A further 25 towns and villages throughout the East Riding region are included in the draft Local Plan. It is hoped that many of the new homes will be priced at affordable levels to attract local families and first time buyers in the area.
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