PLANS to build a large-scale housing development in East Yorkshire have moved a step closer to receiving the green light.

A reserved matters application was submitted to East Riding of Yorkshire Council by Linden Limited, JG Hatcliffe Associates Ltd and HS Thirsk to build 225 homes on land south east of Groves Farm, in Pocklington.

The application went before East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee last month, where it was deferred to enable bungalows to be incorporated into the housing mix.

It was then altered to include six bungalows to replace six houses.

The updated application went before the planning committee again this month, where it was "delegated to the director of planning and economic regeneration to approve subject to the completion of a legal agreement to secure affordable housing contributions on and off-site and open space contributions on and off-site," a council spokesman said.

The proposed development already has outline planning permission.

The latest application seeks the approval of the detailed design of the development, landscaping of the scheme and the scale and appearance of the properties.

This development would complete the third phase on the POC-F housing allocation site.

Jonathan Atkinson, of JG Hatcliffe Associates, commented: "The principle of residential development was established in 2015.

"We have listened to the members of the planning committee in relation to the provision of bungalows and have amended the plans to reflect their original concerns. The provision of six bungalows adds to the 17 bungalows that were approved on the adjoining phase two development."

The Press has previously reported that a group of residents started a petition against the application, which attracted 116 signatures.

Nick McDermont, one of the people involved in the petition, said residents who signed it particularly oppose plans to open up Nicholson Court near the proposed development site to create a through road.

He also said the "majority of residents" directly affected by the plans were unaware that there had been an application for outline planning permission for this development until planning notices for the reserved matters application were posted this year. Outline planning permission was granted in October 2015.