COUNCILLORS MIKE BRYAN and JOHN DENNIS have launched a petition to enlist the support of local residents in opposing attempts to “close the gap” between Hull and South West Holderness as part of the East Riding Local Plan.
The two Ward Councillors, both Conservatives, along with their Independent colleague Councillor Ann Suggit recently issued a joint statement responding to the draft Local Plan, that opposes any moves to build on the Hedon Haven land (referred to as HAV2 in the Local Plan) or on land opposite Saltend (SEND2 and SEND3). The statement from the Councillors, says that these sites: “if accepted for inclusion in the Local Plan, would completely erode the green space between the eastern edge of the city of Hull, and the ancient market town of Hedon.”
Such developments they say would also increase the risks of flooding in the wider South Holderness area.
The Petition calls upon residents across South West Holderness to support the position adopted by the Ward Councillors, Hedon Town Council and the local Parish Councils.
Entitled Protect our communities from Hull’s Urban Sprawl and increased flood risk, it reads:
WE THE UNDERSIGNED being residents of South West Holderness, urge Forward Planning Officers at East Riding of Yorkshire Council to heed the representations made by our Ward Members and local Town and Parish Councils, and recommend for rejection those sites situated at each side of the A1033 between Hedon and Saltend, submitted for inclusion in the Local Plan.
The petition will be available to sign at the Conservative Councillors Street Surgery, and an online version is also available.
You can download a copy of the petition to print out and get others to sign;
or you can support the online petition yourself.
Printed copies of the petition need to be returned to the Councillors by Friday 26th April 2013.