Plans for 55 new homes set for approval

Jonathan Atkinson of J.G. Hatcliffe and Partners
Jonathan Atkinson of J.G. Hatcliffe and Partners

Plans to build 55 new homes in Pocklington have been deferred for approval by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council planning committee.

An application by Linden Homes North and J.G. Hatcliffe and Partners has been submitted to build 55 new homes on land south east of Groves Farm, West Green, Pocklington.

Affordable housing is proposed on the site at 25%, which equates to 14 affordable homes.

Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration Alan Menzies has recommended that the application be deferred for the completion of a Section 106 Agreement to 
secure the delivery of affordable housing and maintenance of on-site children’s play space and outdoor sport and recreation space.

Confirmation is awaited from Historic England and the Highway Management Officer that the proposed development is acceptable in respect of matters relating to archaeological and access, parking and highway safety.

Jonathan Atkinson, of J.G. Hatcliffe and Partners, said: “We are delighted that our planning application was deferred for approval at the recent Planning Committee meeting of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

“It represents the third phase of development and it will enable connectivity in the future to the new Surgery off West Green which formed part of phase 1 of the development and the new roundabout at The Balk which has recently been constructed in phase two.

“In addition it will afford access to the existing Broadmanor estate.

“We are particularly pleased that the development will provide for an extension to the Henry Thirsk Amenity Centre on The Balk allowing for the provision of a new football pitch for Pocklington and so enhancing the facilities provided by Pocklington Sports and Playing Field Association.”

The site, off West Green in Pocklington, is part of the larger development which is anticipated to create 504 dwellings to the south and south east of the town.

The first phase for 99 dwellings and a doctors’ surgery was approved on 1 May 2013 with construction largely complete.

The second phase for 222 dwellings was approved in August 2014 and the construction is underway with the third phase expected to link the other two together.