A PLAN to build a number of new homes behind a village church that was pulled last year due to planning concerns has been resubmitted.

Elaine Carter Brown lodged outline planning permission with Scarborough Council for the 24-home development in Burniston, on land off Wandales Drive and to the rear of Burniston Methodist Church.

planning officers had urged councillors to throw the scheme out due to a number of concerns, but before the planning committee could vote on the plans, they were withdrawn by the applicant.

A revised scheme, which is now out to consultation, has been submitted with just 17 homes proposed.

In a report to councillors in December, the council’s planning manager David Walker outlined the reasons that it was felt that the original plans did not meet the criteria for approval.

Mr Walker wrote: “The applicant has proposed that none of the 24 units are affordable homes. That, in its own right, clearly represents a sustainable reason for refusing planning permission.”

Other reasons for refusal included the loss of a green space, that there were too many homes for the size of the piece of land and that no Section 106 payment.