York Road sits to the top right, close to the approved Lidl. Credit: planning documents

Richborough progresses Market Weighton scheme

The land promoter is looking to establish outline consent for 120 homes and 55,000 sq ft of employment space south-west of the town.

The project, to be advanced on two irregularly shaped fields, takes up around 15 acres. In February, partner Lidl secured full consent to take forward a foodstore on the York Road frontage, accounting for a further four acres.

Housing will be located at the furthest part of the site, accessed by a spine road arcing through the employment space.

Richborough’s outline plans were heard by East Riding Council’s July planning committee, which agreed unanimously to back officer recommendation, which was for approval to be delegated to officers once a legal agreement is in place on traffic and a great crested newt study is completed.

Of the 120 homes, the full quota of 25% affordable housing will be met, half rental and half for purchase.

Along with the 55,000 sq ft of employment floorspace, there will be up to 14,000 sq ft of further commercial and/or community uses.

No objections were made by statutory consultees.

The professional team includes HTC Architects, urban designer nineteen47, planner Asteer, HUB Transport Planning, Brooks Ecological, Tyler Grange, PJS and BWB.

Lichfields provided a retail impact assessment for the earlier phase, while Pioneer Property Services an affordable housing study.

The outline application can be viewed on East Riding’s planning portal with the reference 22/01242/STOUT.

East Riding’s planning committee also unanimously approved Wates’ plans for a new three-storey teaching block and sports building at Woldgate College.

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