Plans for 900 homes have been approved despite concerns over impact on Beverley Minster

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 10 Aug 2018

Councillors have given the go-ahead to the biggest ever single housing development scheme in the East Riding.

Approval by East Riding Council's plannng committee means 900 new homes will be constructed on nearly 100 acres of currently open land south of Beverley. They will be built between Beverley Leisure Centre and the town's southern relief road.

The development by Strata Homes and Linden Homes is expected to take a decade to complete.

As well as new homes, it will also feature a 500-space park and ride facility with a bus link to Flemingateand a new footbridge over the Hull to Beverley railway line.

Councillors gave the application the thumbs-up subject to the two companies formally agreeing to a financial package covering funding for the bridge, open space and education provision in the area, an upgrade to nearby Spark Mill Lane and the delivery of 90 affordable homes as part of the overall development.

Beverley Leisure Centre

The committee also called for the construction of the park and ride site to be included in an earlier phase of the scheme.

Councillor Bryan Pearson said he could not accept the suggested timetable for the park and site being ready on completion of the 560th home.

He said this meant it might not open until eight or nine years after the start of the development. "I can see the problem, it's a problem of finance, but it needs to be started as soon as possible," he said.

Beverley's Mayor Cllr Bryan Pearson wants park and ride plans speeded up (Image: Katie Pugh)

Councillor John Whittle said waiting for eight of nine years for the park and ride would be "absolutely ridiculous". "Beverley is already choked up with cars and it's going to get worse with more new housing being built," he said.

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