The council is carrying out a further public consultation on the East Riding’s planning blueprint for the future known as the ‘Local Development Framework.’
The consultation is on the draft Core Strategy, which is the main planning document for the Local Development Framework. Once adopted, the Core Strategy will guide decisions on the location of new housing, businesses, shopping, leisure and community facilities to 2028, and will replace the existing Local Plans.
A previous consultation took place in summer 2010, which generated 2250 comments. The council has decided to carry out a further consultation on specific parts of the Core Strategy so that it can address responses to last year’s consultation and take into account new information on the demand and need for new housing and the amount of jobs that are expected to be created.
The consultation seeks views on:
* The ‘vision’ statements which set out how the East Riding’s main towns will look by 2028.
These have been prepared for Anlaby/Willerby/Kirkella; Beverley; Bridlington; Cottingham; Driffield; Goole; Hessle; Willerby; Elloughton/Brough; Hedon; Hornsea; Howden; Market Weighton; Pocklington; and Withernsea.
* The number of new houses that will be built throughout the East Riding and how many will be built in each town and village.
The consultation proposes that 25,500 new houses will be built in the East Riding for the period up to 2028. This reflects a number of issues including: anticipated demographic changes (birth rates, death rates, migration into and out of the East Riding); the level of anticipated housing need (for example, emerging new households); the number of new jobs that are forecast to be provided; and the need to limit development near Hull in order to support the city’s regeneration.
The number of new houses proposed in ‘rural service centre’ villages has been reduced to address local priorities about keeping new development in these settlements proportionate to the size of the village.
* Changes to the policy setting out what types of development can be built in smaller rural villages and the countryside, including:
o Allowing small scale housing development in villages that are close to the main towns and which have good access to larger centres. Small scale is usually no more than five homes. Examples include Barmby Moor, Nafferton and Woodmansey.
o Allowing single homes to be built in rural villages that have basic services such as a shop, village hall or primary school without the requirement to demonstrate ‘local needs’ for new houses.
* The amount of land that is needed to support new jobs and the economy.
Updated economic growth forecasts suggest that 235 hectares of employment land is needed in the East Riding to 2028. The majority of employment land in the East Riding is located along the M62 corridor at sites such as Capitol Park/Junction 36 at Goole, Melton, Hessle/Humber Bridgehead.
In addition, approximately 200 hectares is proposed at Hedon Haven to support the anticipated growth of the renewable and low carbon energy sector and the recently announced ‘Enterprise Zone’ status.
* The amount of affordable housing that will be provided with new housing developments.
Recent studies of affordable housing needs and the East Riding housing market suggest that, in the larger towns, affordable housing should be required on sites where 15 or more homes are built. In other areas affordable housing will be required when three or more homes are built. The proportion of the new housing that should be affordable varies throughout the East Riding from 5 to 25 per cent depending upon how economically viable it is to build in different areas.
* How much recreation space will be provided through new developments.
The consultation proposes what standards we should use to determine how much and what types of recreational and amenity space will be provided with new developments.
How to access the document and make comments Full details about the Local Development Framework and all its documents including information on the number of proposed houses in different parts of the East Riding is at http://eastriding.limehouse.co.uk/portal/
Telephone: 01482 391739
Address: Forward Planning, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA
The consultation closes on Monday 19 December 2011.
Public ‘drop in’ sessions are being held throughout the consultation period at the following locations, from 2.30-6.30pm:
Tues. 22 November Withernsea Library
Tues. 22 November Hessle Library
Wed. 23 November Bridlington North Library
Tues. 29 November Hedon Library
Tues. 29 November Pocela Centre, Pocklington
Wed. 30 November Goole Library
Thurs. 1 December Beverley Library
Thurs. 1 December Willerby Library
Mon. 5 December Driffield Library
Tues. 6 December Petuaria Centre, Brough
Tues. 6 December Hornsea Library
Wed. 7 December Howden Library
Wed. 7 December Wicstun Centre, Market Weighton
Thurs. 8 December Cottingham Library
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