Developer wants to build 65 more homes

The proposed layout of the 65-homes development.
The proposed layout of the 65-homes development.

A developer who is building 77 new homes on a site in Pocklington wants to spend £9.5million building a further 65 new homes on land adjoining the site.

David Wilson Homes has recently submitted plans to East Riding Council to build another 65 houses on Burnby Lane, next to a site where they are currently building 77 houses.

The proposed site for the 65 homes development forms half of a larger draft allocation site, which the 77 homes development is also part of. The site is POC-E in the East Riding Local Plan.

David Wilson Homes is seeking full planning permission for the development of 65 homes, which would feature of mix of house types and sizes between two and four bedrooms, and 16 (25 per cent) of the properties would be affordable homes.

An archaeological dig has been taking place at the adjoining site, and many interesting discoveries have been unearthed, including 160 skeletons, a sword and jewellery. However, no significant finds have been made at the other half of the site.

In the planning statement submitted with the latest application for 65 homes, it says: “Despite the wealth of archaeological material discovered on the first phase of the allocation site the second phase site is not significant in archaeological terms. The evaluation included substantial trial trenching on site, however no significant finds were discovered.”

The statement adds: “The development of the site will deliver a £9.5million investment to Pocklington over a three-year period. This level of investment will deliver a wide range of direct and indirect economic benefits to the village and East Riding, stimulating employment growth during and post construction.”

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