Concerns over new homes plans

Deputy mayor of Market Weighton, Peter Hemmerman
Deputy mayor of Market Weighton, Peter Hemmerman

The building of hundreds of new homes in the Pocklington and Market Weighton areas is not what local people want, and will put extra strain on schools, roads and drainage.

That’s the claim made by deputy mayor of Market Weighton Peter Hemmerman who describes the house-building plans as “concreting over” markets towns and villages and creating “future ghettos.”

A total of seven sites in Pocklington and four in Market Weighton have already been allocated for the building of new homes, and work has already started on two of the sites in each town.

Full story in this week’s (11 December) Pocklington Post.