NUMBERS and statistics are quite often bandied about in a speech or a debate and are then forgotten unless taken up by interested parties for publicity or promotional benefits.
The numbers presented below are a few of those quoted in the opening remarks of those speaking in the Hedon Haven development planning application debate that took place at the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Planning Committee on 4 February 2021. Some figures you will recognise from the media coverage of this – others, perhaps not?
- Andrew Nicholson spoke on behalf of the objectors to the planning application. He is one of the key organisers in PADEL (Paull Against Development of Enterprise Land).
- David Morriss is Head of Property for the applicants, Associated British Ports.
- Councillor John Dennis is a Ward Councillor for the local South West Holderness Ward and also in 2014 the leader of the “Hands Off” our Boundaries campaign.
- Councillor Sue Steel is a Ward Councillor for the local South West Holderness Ward and a member of the Planning Committee.
|1 ½||The number of times bigger than Hedon is the development site||Andrew Nicholson|
|6 ½||The number of times bigger than Vatican City is the development site||Andrew Nicholson|
|2,100||The number of Boeing 737 aircraft that could be parked on the development site||Andrew Nicholson|
|72||The height in feet of the highest building proposed in the development||Andrew Nicholson|
|21||The number of rugby pitches that could be accommodated in that highest building proposed in the development||Andrew Nicholson|
|350m||The expected millions of pounds of direct investment likely in the development||David Morriss|
|6,500||The potential jobs that could be provided||David Morriss|
|185||The development area in hectares that is the last countryside between the town of Hedon and the riverside village of Paull||Cllr. John Dennis|
|75||The percentage turnout in the Boundary Referendum asking whether industrialisation should be allowed in the East Riding’s green open spaces||Cllr. John Dennis|
|96||The percentage in the Boundary Referendum who said “No” to wholesale industrialisation in the East Riding’s agricultural areas||Cllr. John Dennis|
|400||The number of hectares of industry in South West Holderness that represents more industry in one ward than all the other East Riding wards put together||Cllr. John Dennis|
|2||The number of communications the applicant has had with residents since 2018||Cllr. Sue Steel|
We are waiting for news of further consultation regarding this planning application as indicated at the Planning Committee and will bring you the latest news regarding this as events are organised.
Find out more about the planning application at the East Riding Publc Access website and search for reference: 18/04071/STPLFE