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Permission Granted For 106 More Homes In Eastfield

Permission Granted For 106 More Homes In Eastfield

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Carl Gavaghan at 11:10am 4th October 2019.

Scarborough Council has been warned not to lose sight of the need for affordable homes in the borough after it granted permission for 106 new properties on the Middle Deepdale site in Eastfield.

The authority’s planning committee yesterday gave approval to Phase 4 of the scheme which will see a total of 1,350 new homes built on the land when it is completed.

The committee heard that a viability report submitted by the developer Kebbell Homes showed that it would be unable to provide any affordable homes in the new batch of 106 houses.

The councillors were told that despite this, the overall Middle Deepdale scheme would provide above the 10% legal requirement for affordable units when completed.

Eastfield ward councillor Tony Randerson (Lab) said that while it was “regrettable” Phase 4 had no affordable housing provision the council should be mindful of the situation in the borough.

He said:

“We all know there is something like 2,500 homeless in the borough, we need more affordable and social housing.

I also note there are no one-bedroom dwellings [in Phase 4], there are some two-bedroom but the majority are three-bedroom. I would like to see us attain in the future as many one-bedroom dwellings as possible.”

A report that went before the committee stated that to date, 134 affordable units have been provided or are under construction.

The committee approved the plans.


There are 2 comments on this page.

zara, on 4th October 2019 3:24pm
When is Scarborough Council actually going to answer the concerns of the residents of Scarborough in regard to the provision of school, dental and medical services? They keep on giving developers the green light to build thousands of homes now in the Scarborough and Filey areas and yet even though there are so many comments on this site alone about the strain on the services NOT ONE of the councillors will respond. They also keep allowing increases in the holiday sectors and a lot of them use the medical facilities. Our councillor for Hunmanby usually has sensible comments to make about what is going on in the council but i have seen nothing from her about this subject.
Kat16, on 4th October 2019 3:51pm
The UK wild life is in decline, no wonder with all this building on green field/farm land and not on brown field areas.

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