A PLANNING application to build 28 new homes on Wychcroft, Magdalen Lane has been re-submitted. The planning application was originally submitted in Autumn 2013, but was withdrawn weeks later following local opposition.
The current application promises a housing development (house types being 2 storey, 3 and 4 bedrooms) with associated access roads, landscaping and providing wildlife ponds and flood alleviation works.
The agents acting on behalf of local developer Birstall May Ltd have submitted plans which include extensive revisions from that originally proposed in 2013. Flood risk and drainage measures have been heavily revised with an intention to mitigate flood risk in the area as a whole and not just in relation to the development itself. Within the application it says that considerable discussions have taken place with the Environment Agency and the intention is to demonstrate that flood risk issues can be addressed.
The layout of the site has also been revised with an intention to satisfy the requirements of East Riding of Yorkshire Council planners and Highways Department professionals and meet the details and principle of prior objections in relation to traffic and parking.
The application will be sure to initially alarm those who previously objected and opposed the development at Wychcroft. However, it is to their credit that Birstall May do seem to have significantly re-thought and re-planned the development in the new application in order to satisfy genuine concerns and fears, whilst maintaining their concept of providing high-quality, first-class housing.
It will be certainly be interesting to discover if Mr Peter Read, the Managing Director of Birstall May Ltd, will attend a future Planning Committee meeting of Hedon Town Council to explain his concept (as he did with the previous planning application). If he does, it will certainly provide an interesting insight into the proposed development.
The planning application documents are available to view on the East Riding Council’s planning portal website site.
Visit: Planning Public Access, click through to the website and enter 14/03927/PLF in the search box and click on Associated Documents.