Plans to build 65 homes in Pocklington take a step forward

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

Plans for a £9.5million housing development in Pocklington, which would provide 65 new homes, have moved a step closer to receiving the green light.

Developer David Wilson Homes submitted a planning application for full planning permission to build another 65 houses on Burnby Lane, next to a site where they are currently building 77 houses.

East Riding Council’s planning committee recently decided to defer the application for the expiry of the consultation period. Subject to no responses being received which affect the recommendation, as well as the completion of a section 106 agreement, the council’s director of planning and economic regeneration, Alan Menzies will be authorised to grant planning permission subject to the conditions set out in his report.

The section 106 agreement aims to secure on-site affordable housing, on-site children’s play space, a commuted sum for off-site recreational facilities contribution, and a traffic regulation order to reduce the speed on this stretch of Burnby Lane from 60mph to 30mph. The development would feature of mix of house types and sizes between two and five bedrooms, and 16 (25 per cent) of the properties would be affordable homes.

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. A spokesperson for David Wilson Homes said no ancient finds had been unearthed at the site for 65 houses.