Letter: Iron Age site should have a lasting legacy

The Arts Centre is an important asset to Pocklington
The Arts Centre is an important asset to Pocklington

I was very interested to read the article about the Iron Age settlement discovered down Burnby Lane.

As a resident I was aware of the dig but totally unaware of its national and international significance.

My question now is why were these very important findings not preservered as a hertitage site?

No debate, certainly not locally, just David Wilson Homes allowed to go ahead and build 77 fairly nondecript houses on a site of national and international significance.

Does anyone have an answer as to how this was allowed to happen when those houses could have been built on an alternative site?

If, as Sir Greg Knight MP states, Bridlington will derive ‘a lasting legacy’ from the filming of Dad’s Army then what would an Iron Age heritage site have meant for Pocklington?

John Barker

Burnby Lane,

Pocklington