Plans submitted for major homes scheme

A map showing sites in Pocklington allocated for housing development (light pink) in the East Riding Local Plan, including POC-A where 325 new homes could be built.
A map showing sites in Pocklington allocated for housing development (light pink) in the East Riding Local Plan, including POC-A where 325 new homes could be built.

Plans have been submitted to East Riding Council to build more than 300 new homes in Pocklington.

Developer Bellway Homes is proposing to build the large scale housing development at a site on Yapham Road, which is site POC-A in the East Riding Local Plan.

The proposals seek full planning permission to build 325 houses, landscaping and associated works.

The development would feature a mix of house types and sizes between one and four bedrooms, 81 (25%) of which would be affordable. The plans also include areas of amenity open space, including a play area for toddlers and a games area for older children.

In the planning statement submitted with the application, it says: “The emerging Local Plan identifies the site subject to this application as housing allocation site POC-A. Resultantly it is reasonable to conclude that the application site is a suitable site to support the growth required in Pocklington.

The proposals achieve and exceed the minimum indicative capacity of Policy POC-A, thereby boosting the supply of housing commensurate with the scale and function of Pocklington.”

Site POC-A has an indicative capacity of 269 dwellings, according to the East Riding Local Plan Proposed Submission Allocations Document. The Local Plan proposes at least 1,250 new homes for Pocklington over the period to 2029.

The planning statement adds: “The potential impacts of the proposals have been carefully considered and appropriately addressed alongside all relevant planning policies and material considerations.

“This assessment has clearly demonstrated that the proposal is in accordance with the relevant policies of both the adopted (saved) and emerging development plan.”

The plans for the Yapham Road development went on display at a public exhibition in All Saints’ Church, Pocklington, on 30 November last year, which attracted a good turnout.

A Bellway Homes spokesperson said: “We have submitted a planning application, which is now in the process of being commented upon. This included a summary of comments received from the public consultation event and East Riding Council will continue their process of consultation with the public and consultees. Although the application is still at an early stage, we are pleased with its progress so far.”

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