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Five New Homes For Bempton Despite Concerns

Five New Homes For Bempton Despite Concerns

Published by Local Democracy Reporter Joe Gerrard at 12:04pm 19th May 2020. (Updated at 12:06pm 19th May 2020)

Five new homes are set to be built in an East Riding village despite concerns from locals over the impact on neighbouring residents.

East Riding Council’s Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee approved plans for a mix of houses and bungalows on the corner of High Street and Ringley Meadows in Bempton. An existing farmhouse on the site is set to be demolished as part of the plans.

Bempton location plan

The committee heard objections on behalf of residents including that those living in the new homes would be able to see into houses on Ringley Meadows.

There were also concerns that a new housing estate would lead to more traffic on High Street, endangering motorists and pedestrians.

An agent for the developers told the committee plans had been revised to address the concerns, including plans to widen High Street they said would benefit the village.

Jackie Lord, a resident of neighbouring Ringley Meadows, said the proposed site was too small for five homes.

Mrs Lord said:

“There’s too many houses for the size of the plot. More homes will create more demands on the existing sewer system, which is already a problem for residents.

The development would have an adverse impact due to the proximity of nearby homes. Plots one and two look into houses on Ringley Meadows.

Traffic has also significantly increased on High Street recently, the exit from Ringley Meadows onto High Street is already dangerous.

This development will make it even more dangerous for all road users.”

The developer’s agent said plans were now in place to widen the road and footpath of High Street to address traffic concerns.

The agent said:

“The widening of the road would provide significant benefits to the village.

The plots have also been redesigned to ensure our obligation to provide the best scheme and to provide adequate parking and ensure privacy for neighbours.

Drainage authorities have also accepted our plans. They will provide much needed housing for the area.”

Cllr Tim Norman said the plans appeared to create an “overbearing atmosphere” for the area.

Cllr Norman said:

“I think the plans would lead to the area being overdeveloped. Plots three, four and five in particular appear to be too large for the space.

It creates an overbearing atmosphere, and some of the houses are looking out onto Ringley Meadows.”

Cllr David Tucker, chair of the sub-committee, said the site had already been approved for development in principle.

The chair said:

“The plans do look very tight in terms of space, I agree with Mrs Lord but there’s no grounds for me to object to the application.

It’s been rattling around for about four or five years now and there’s already approval to build homes there.”

 

 

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