Keepmoat has adjusted its plans in Hornsea. Credit: planning documents

Housebuilders hopeful for East Riding approvals

Despite a number of objections to both schemes, Beal Homes and Keepmoat head to committee with a go-ahead recommended for projects in North Ferriby and Hornsea respectively.

Keepmoat’s plans appear the more hotly contested, attracting more than 300 objections.

The property company wants to deliver a 158-home project north of Thirlmere, Rolston Road, on the edge of the town.

The plans come before committee at the request of a local councillor due to a range of concerns, with Hornsea Town Council also opposing the proposals.

Plans have been amended, coming down from an initial 170 homes. The potential capacity of the 11.8-acre site is an area of interest, with the indicative capacity being pushed up to 149 from the 121 outlined in the Local Plan.

The examination process is ongoing with a Planning Inspector, following hearings in autumn 2023.

The plans have raised concerns widely, with the objections covering areas such as over-development, design and visual impact, and the impact on highways.

Keepmoat has successfully argued that viability issues mean that there will be no affordable housing delivered at the site.

Half the homes at the project will be two-bedroom, 30% three-bedroom and 20% four-bedroom. Six will be bungalows.

For its part, Beal wants to deliver 115 homes on land west of Blasket Road, close to Ferriby High Road, in plans that have been amended since their initial floating.

Beal is working with Framework Architects and planner Quod.

Although plans have been altered by the developer, working with Framework Architects, an objection remains from North Ferriby Parish Council, which had raised concerns over various issues, including a wish for more two-bedroom homes and bungalows and the upgrade of an existing park rather than a new facility.

There have been 49 objections, although Beal’s plans are close to the volume suggested in the site’s allocation for housing in the East Riding Local Plan.

In line with policy requirements, 28 homes on-site are proposed as affordable, which will be transferred to a registered provider.

East Riding of Yorkshire’s planning committee meets on 29 February to discuss the applications. They can be viewed on the council’s planning portal, with the reference numbers 22/02891/STPLF (Keepmoat) and 21.03132/STPLF (Beal) respectively.

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