Plans for 380 more houses in Pocklington

Plans for 380 homes submitted
Plans for 380 homes submitted

A huge development of 380 homes including a children's nursery and care home could be built in Pocklington.

Plans have been submitted for a large-scale housing development on land north and east of Mayfields, The Balk, which will include up to 380 dwellings with 25 per cent affordable housing.

Gladman Developments has submitted the planning application which would include a local centre with a children's day care nursery and a 60 bed care home. There would also be a convenience store, a children's play area, skate park and allotments.

Access to the multi-million pound development would be made via the Balk.

In a planning statement submitted with the application, the applicant says: "The proposals will make a significant contribution towards meeting the social elements of sustainability through: providing homes to meet the objectively assessed housing needs of East Riding of Yorkshire and making a valuable contribution towards five year housing land supply.

"Further, the application proposals will provide 25% affordable housing in circumstances where there is a chronic shortage in the County, this should be regarded as a significant material benefit which must be afforded Land east of The Balk, Pocklington Planning Statement 26 significant weight in the overall balance.

"The development proposals will assist in helping to maintain and enhance the vitality of Pocklington.

"In addition to the delivery of housing, the proposals will also deliver a number of economic benefits which include new services and job creation on site through the creation of a new local centre, New Homes Bonus totalling £3.6m, 316 FTE jobs in construction, a further 344 indirect jobs in associated industries and total gross expenditure of approximately £9.54m annually."

Plans for a build of 323 houses on land of Yapham Road were deferred at the East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee recently until the completion of a section 106 agreement. This will include a commuted sum instead of the proposed large playing field.

There are also proposals for a development of around 200 homes on land east of The Mile.