Andrew explained the following on Facebook:
Bellway Homes initially proposed a development of 535 houses in Snaith, but they have now reduced this to two separate applications for 120 homes and 180 homes. Should both applications be approved, I understand that restrictions would be applied to prevent more than 180 going ahead.
The first application, reference 20/03017/STOUT seeks outline planning permission for the erection of up to 120 dwellings on land south of Pontefract Road, next to the Punton Walk development. About 80% of this proposed development is on land that is within the Local Plan and allocated for housing, meaning in reality that it has a stronger chance of approval.
The second application, reference 19/03512/STOUT seeks permission of up to 180 dwellings on land south of Pontefract Road. Some of the land proposed for this development overlaps with the one above, but it is largely outside of the land allocated in the Local Plan for housing. This should make it less likely to be approved.
Both proposed developments seek to take access directly off Pontefract Road, rather than via Punton Walk as was originally proposed when some of this land was allocated.
I will be expressing my concerns about these applications, especially the larger scheme which is largely outside of the land allocated in Snaith for housing. I would like to urge residents to share their views too. The Council have assured me that they will continue to take resident views into account before the Planning Committee determines these applications, possibly as early as November.
You can view them online via the East Riding Council’s planning portal here by entering the reference numbers above in the search bar - https://newplanningaccess.eastriding.gov.uk/newplanninga.../
If you wish to make a comment on them please do so by emailing email@example.com or in writing to East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Planning and Development Management, County Hall, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA. Please make sure you include the application references above.
The further application for 300 homes by Gladman Homes on land off Butt Lane is presently subject to objections from the Highways Agency and others. This is very largely on land outside of the Local Plan and as soon as there is more to report I will update residents.
Please share your views on these important applications and feel free to copy me in.