EAST RIDING COUNCIL proposals to build new homes in Manor Road, Preston, look set to be kicked out at a Planning Committee meeting at County Hall, Beverley on Monday.
The planning application to build 20 ‘affordable dwellings’ to be rented out by
the council, is to be discussed by the Eastern Area Planning Sub-Committee on Monday 14th June. Council officers are recommending that the scheme is refused on the grounds that the development would “irreversibly change the character of the street scene and the area in general”.
Council officers in their report (3mb, PDF, page 200) to be submitted to the meeting on Monday have accepted that there is a need to provide affordable housing in Preston and that 20 new homes would contribute to that need. However, they consider that the proposed site is not suitable for the scale of the development being proposed. And in this instance “the need to provide affordable housing is not sufficient to outweigh the detrimental harm caused to the rural character and appearence of the street scene”.
Over 200 letters of objection to the scheme have been received by the council from local residents concerned about the scale of the development and its impact on local services and the environment. Many of these objectors are expected to attend the meeting on Monday.
Useful link: ER Council Eastern Area Planning Committee