The housing mix has been altered to bring bungalows to the project. Credit: planning documents

Crest Nicholson lands East Riding consent

The housebuilder, which has this week issued a profit warning, can proceed with a 150-home development in Swanland.

Crest Nicholson launched its Yorkshire division last year, and earlier this month announced the acquisition of a 20-acre site in Elland for 227 homes.

The firm is also advancing a 69-home project called Copley Park in Sprotbrough, near Doncaster.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council considered the Swanland proposals in November, with a decision being deferred so that the housing mix at the site, off West Field Lane, could be adjusted in line with the local authority’s housing needs assessment.

This called for 23% of the four-bed homes put forward to be changed to two-bedroom homes, and also meant that bungalows were introduced to the scheme – 15 are now included.

Crest Nicholson sought reserved matters permission, outline consent having been established by land promoter Gladman in 2021, when it successfully appealed a local refusal with the Planning Inspectorate.

Parker Peel Architectural and PB Planning are advising Crest Nicholson.

Along with 40 other opponents, North Ferriby and Swanland’s parish councils remain irrevocably opposed to the plan, with one of Swanland PC’s issues being that a £300,000 transport infrastructure contribution is going towards a roundabout outside of the parish boundaries rather than improvements in the immediate area.

Another contribution the developer will be expected to make is a payment of around £200,000 for offsite sporting facilities in the village.

In all, 37 of the homes at the development are proposed as affordable: 21 two-bedroom and 16 three-bedroom. The housing mix at the overall site is broadly around a third each for two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.

Crest Nicholson’s plans can be viewed in full at 23/00601/STREM on EROY’s planning portal.

With its full year results due soon, the Surrey-headquartered firm this week issued its third profit warning in a matter of months, leading to speculation that it could be a takeover target.

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