RESIDENTS in Earswick are being urged to attend a meeting on Monday organised by developers eyeing green fields on the edge of the village as the site for 1,500 of new homes.

People in the village have been invited to a public exhibition, being staged by developers the Thirteen group, about plans for a site on the edge of the village.

An 88 hectare site near Earswick is included in the council’s current consultation on the Local Plan as possible “safeguarded land” for development anytime in the next 15 years, but the developer has now organised an exhibition to show local people more about its plans for the site – which it says could include 1,000 homes, a primary school, shops and a health centre.

The original meeting, set for Friday, June 27, was postponed after an outcry from local councillors and MP Julian Sturdy, who were angry at just a week’s notice of the event.

The exhibition will be in Earswick Village Hall, Earswick Chase, from 3pm to 7pm on Monday, July 7.