Earswick residents urged to attend development meeting

York Press: Earswick residents urged to attend development meeting Earswick residents urged to attend development meeting

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.

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12:31pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Cllr Paul Doughty says...

The interested developers are actually Strata Homes and Southdale Ltd. Thirteen group is the agent acting on their behalf. Residents are rightly angry and understandably suspicious that developers are already hovering when the Council 'consultation' on local plans extra sites hasn't even ended yet.
Julian Sturdy and I held a public meeting in the village last month, at which time we were unaware of the agents plans. We were shocked of the proposals for 1,500 homes on this greenfield land, as are the Parish Council and village residents. It is hardly surprising that developers overlook brownfield when Labour tout attractive greenbelt ahead of our city's areas of green lungs. It is also entirely crazy that Labour attempt to promote vast housing sites adjacent to the A1237, when it must surely know the local road infrastructure cannot cope with present demands, never mind this scale of development at this location and others.

Coun Paul Doughty,
Conservative,
Strensall Ward
The interested developers are actually Strata Homes and Southdale Ltd. Thirteen group is the agent acting on their behalf. Residents are rightly angry and understandably suspicious that developers are already hovering when the Council 'consultation' on local plans extra sites hasn't even ended yet. Julian Sturdy and I held a public meeting in the village last month, at which time we were unaware of the agents plans. We were shocked of the proposals for 1,500 homes on this greenfield land, as are the Parish Council and village residents. It is hardly surprising that developers overlook brownfield when Labour tout attractive greenbelt ahead of our city's areas of green lungs. It is also entirely crazy that Labour attempt to promote vast housing sites adjacent to the A1237, when it must surely know the local road infrastructure cannot cope with present demands, never mind this scale of development at this location and others. Coun Paul Doughty, Conservative, Strensall Ward Cllr Paul Doughty
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