Controversial 90-home development in Beverley gets go-ahead despite resident protests

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 24 Apr 2019

Plans to build up to 90 new homes on a greenfield site in Beverley have been approved despite protests.

Councillors on East Riding Council's planning committee voted in favour of the proposed development on the land off Poplars Way after visiting the site.

A decision on the application by development Central Land Holdings had been put on ice while an independent study was carried out looking at the potential impact of blasting work, vibration and noise from an adjacent quarry.

Residents living in Poplars Way who objected to the plans attended the meeting to voice their concernms.

They claimed access to the new homes via an the existing access road through their estate would see an increase in traffic, creating a greater risk of accidents.

They also argued that land to the south of Beverley was being over-developed with new housing.

The Imery quarry near Poplars Way (Image: srenilson)

They were supported by Councillor David Elvidge, who spoke at the meeting as the local ward councillor.

He said the existing road through Poplars Way was "totally unsuitable" to cope with what could be nearly 200 more cars using it on a daily basis.

"The size of this development will just not work down that road," he added.

Committee member Bryan Pearson also spoke against the scheme, describing it as "premature".

(Image: Peter Harbour)

But he was heavily outvoted as other councillors pointed to the fact that the site had been allocated for housing under the authority's long-term planning policies for Bevelrey.

Councillor David Rudd said measures were being put in place to minimise the impact of works at the quarry as a result of the study's recommendations.

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