PLANS for another large housing development in a village east of York have been met with concern from residents and parish councils.

Gladman Developments wants to build 210 new homes on land north west of The Lodge, A166 Roman Road, in Stamford Bridge, with the application going before East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee on Thursday.

This is the third application for a major housing development in Stamford Bridge in the last couple of years. Plans for a development consisting of 192 homes and another with 200 properties have already been approved.

Gladman is seeking outline planning consent for the development, which would include 25 per cent affordable housing, access onto the A166, open space and children’s play area.

Both Stamford Bridge Parish Council and Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck Parish Council have objected to the proposals, and East Riding of Yorkshire Council has received four letters of objection from residents.

Stamford Bridge Parish Council chairman Chris Kealey said: “The proposed site is not included in the East Riding Local Plan. The planning inspector for the Local Plan commented that no further development should go ahead in the village until the issue of traffic over the bridge has been addressed.”

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s director of planning and economic regeneration, Alan Menzies, has recommended that the application be refused.

He said: “The proposal would constitute unnecessary and unsustainable development in the open countryside.”

In a planning statement submitted with the application, Gladman explained: “The site is situated within a demonstrably suitable and appropriate location to host new housing development. The proposals will provide 25 per cent affordable housing in circumstances where there is a chronic shortage in the county, and this should be regarded as a significant material benefit which must be afforded significant weight in the overall balance. The proposals will assist in helping to maintain and enhance the vitality of Stamford Bridge.” The developer claims the proposals will create 200 full-time equivalent jobs and a further 218 indirect jobs.