A CONTROVERSIAL housing estate looks set to get the go-ahead provided builders come to an arrangement with council officers over play areas and a speed limit.

More than 100 organisations filed objections to the scheme by David Wilson Homes on land off Burnby Lane, Pocklington, when the developers applied for planning permission last year.

The builders want to build 77 houses, including some affordable houses.

Pocklington Town Council was among the objectors, and urged East Riding of Yorkshire Council to reject the application on the grounds that it would create extra traffic, that the residential units would be too tightly packed in the area and the town already had permission for enough houses to be built to meet local housing targets.

But planning officers at the unitary authority recommended approval to their planning committee, provided the builders entered a legally binding agreement with the authority to include play and leisure areas for children and adults and contribute financially to the costs of lowering the speed limit on Burnby Lane to 30 mph from 60mph.

The officers said the proposed development was on land allocated for housing.

Councillors gave the director of planning approval to grant permission.