FORMAL hearings on a council document that could determine how building are developed in East Riding over the next 15 years will take place in Autumn.

Planning inspector Simon Berkeley has been appointed by the Government to examine the East Riding of Yorkshire Council's local plan, which was submitted to the Government in April, and now he has announced when he will hear evidence and decide whether the document can be properly adopted.

The Local Plan will set planning policy and will help guide investment decisions in the East Riding up to 2029, establishes how much development will take place in the East Riding and where, and it identifies land for new housing, employment, retail and transport.

The hearing sessions for the Strategy Document will start on Tuesday, October 7, and for the Allocations Document will start on Tuesday, November 4.

Further details are at, from 01482 391751 or from libraries including Market Weighton, Goole, Beverley, Driffield and Pocklington.