PLANNING OFFICERS from the East Riding of Yorkshire Council are recommending that proposals to build a Park and Ride near Hedon be rejected.
The plan proposed by Hull City Council was to build a Park and Ride with spaces for 650 cars at the site of the old Hedon aerodrome. However East Riding Council officers are recommending that the Planning Committee refuse the planning application at its meeting on April 8th 2010.
The report to be presented to the Committee cites the loss of greenfield open space between Hedon and Saltend which contravenes a previous decision to maintain an open area between these places. Building on the proposed site might jeopardise the nature and character of an important space and set a precedent for the future which might eventually erode the space between Hedon and Saltend leading to their coalescence.
The report states that other alternative sites have not been properly assessed. There were five other sites considered by Hull City Council consultants but the Hedon location was their preferred choice.
The report also suggests that the Hull City Council applicants have submitted insufficient evidence regarding the impacts that the Park and Ride would have on local transport particularly affecting the A1033, Hull Road. Also not enough evidence was provided about the effects on wildlife or a full assessment of flood risk.
Hedon Town Council and the Environment Agency have also objected to the planning application but Preston Parish Council have recommended it be approved.
The documents being considered by the Planning Committee are currently available on the East Riding Council website at the following links: