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Consultation: East Riding Draft Local Plan Update

TIME IS RUNNING OUT for people across the county to have their say on the East Riding Draft Local Plan Update.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been asking for residents to give their views and comments on the proposals, which sets out revised housing and employment targets for the East Riding. The current East Riding Local Plan was adopted in April 2016 and the updated plan is proposing that the housing requirement in the East Riding should be 20,900 by 2039, with the sites for allocation also included in the proposals.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the consultation period was extended from the usual six-week period to a 10-week period, which ends on Friday, 6 August 2021 so there is still time for people to get involved and have their say.

There are a number of public consultation drop-in events taking place, including an additional session on Monday 26 July at Hessle Town Hall between 12noon and 7pm, where people can speak directly to a council officer.

The drop-in events, which will continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines, will be held at the following East Riding venues:

  • Tuesday, 20 July – Pocklington Arts Centre, 12noon-7pm
  • Thursday, 22 July – Withernsea Leisure Centre, 12noon-7pm
  • Monday, 26 July – Hessle Town Hall, 12noon-7pm.

All the events will be reviewed in consultation with the council’s public health team 48 hours before taking place to ensure staff and visitor safety.

** Should an event need to be cancelled then the information will be updated on www.eastriding.gov.uk/localplanupdate so anyone wishing to attend a session is advised to check the website beforehand to ensure the event is still taking place.

As well as the drop-in session, the consultation documents can be found online at www.eastriding.gov.uk/localplanupdate while hard copies of the documents can also be viewed at the council’s libraries, customer service centres, multi-service centres and mobile libraries.

“The East Riding Draft Local Plan will shape the future of the East Riding for many years so it is vitally important that residents are able to have their say and give us their views on the proposed housing, employment and mixed-use allocations across the towns and villages.

“The consultation ends on 6 August so time is running out for people to have their say on the plans so I’d urge them to let us know their views either face to face at a drop-in event or by completing the form online.”

Councillor Gary McMaster, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and housing at ERYC

Comments can be made online via www.eastriding.gov.uk/localplanupdate or by writing to Forward Planning (AS67), East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA.

We say:

There may be some cynicism locally about making comments on the Local Plan when the East Riding of Yorkshire Council itself ignored it when giving consent to the Yorkshire Energy Park in November 2019. However, to not take part in the consultation runs the risk of allowing aspects of the plan to go unchallenged and proposals that we might later consider unpopular being given the go-ahead.

In the future, when things are proposed almost fait accompli, then this is the consultation that the council officers will point to as the period when you should have had your say!

All responses should be received no later than Friday, 6 August 2021.

2 thoughts on “Consultation: East Riding Draft Local Plan Update

  1. Pointless in commenting, the LA are under Government orders to deliver large developments in the County, particularly in the Hull, Goole and Howden areas. No consideration is given, nor addressed on how the infrastructure can support these extremely large developments. No one is interested in the destruction caused and over population of the County. It’s called development, what it actually is, is destruction.

  2. From Cllr John Dennis, Ward Member SWHolderness.

    The suggested response is noted and maybe a reasonable one in the circumstances.

    Went to the open day at Beverley Leisure Centre on Wednesday and spoke with a Senior Planning Officer.
    He confirmed my understanding that there were to be no amendments to S W Holderness’s Allocation. No change then in Paull, Thorngumbald, Preston or Hedon. No additional sites were to be allocated for development in this review, The situation is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future.

    The point I made was that SWH was not well served by the Local Plan insofar as the Strategic Planning Committee gave approval against the Local Plan ( and Officers’ recommendations ) for the Yorkshire Energy Park on purposefully ‘Unallocated Land’ So much for The Local Plan, which was supposed to protect us from development of open countryside. Not worth the paper it’s written on !

    Ten years or more to write, and it falls at virtually the first hurdle.

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