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Town council voices concerns over £7.8m farmland housing scheme at Pocklington
8:57am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A DECISION will be made before the end of the year on whether 77 homes can be built on farmland in an East Yorkshire town, creating 65 construction jobs.
David Wilson Homes wants to create the £7.8 million housing development at a site in Burnby Lane, Pocklington, with plans being submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The land, known as Nine Acres, has been included in the authority’s draft Local Plan as having the potential for new homes.
A statement sent to the council by the applicants’ said the scheme would have four one-bedroom, 19 two-bedroom, 21 three-bedroom, 27 four-bedroom and six five-bedroom properties, with a quarter being affordable housing.
It said it would make a “valuable contribution” to providing needed affordable housing and deliver economic benefits to the town and area.
“It is estimated the development will generate £1.26 million each year of spending power to the local retail and leisure economy.”
However, Pocklington Town Council said 99 new homes in the town had already been approved and allowing another development would be “premature” ahead of the Local Plan being adopted.
It said the scheme would create extra traffic in “an area well-known for congestion”, and included too many homes and not enough houses to suit elderly and disabled people.
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