At The Parish Council meeting on 3rd July, Duchy Homes presented a proposal to build 24 houses on the paddock at the top of Redgates, the paddock also runs adjacent to Little Weighton Road and West Mill Rise. A copy of the draft site layout plan has been provided by the developers and is shown below.
It might be useful to provide a bit of background information which will hopefully put the development into some sort of context.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is required to produce a local plan in which it sets out its long term strategy for new development over the period to 2029. This Local Plan identifies sites which will be allocated as new housing developments, as well as, forming the basis for decisions on planning applications.
What does the Local Plan say about Walkington with regard to new housing development? Well, it starts off by describing Walkington as a Primary Village and proposes the building of 70 new houses and allocates four sites for residential development over the period to 2029.
These four sites are:
WAL-A – Land North of Walkington House (0.76ha) – this is adjacent to Townend Road and development has started
WAL-B – Land South of Walkington House (0.73ha) – this is adjacent to Townend Road and development has started
WAL-C – Land North of East End (0.75ha) – is the land behind the Village Hall
WAL-D – Land to West of Redgates (1.02ha) – this is the paddock at the top of Redgates which has been allocated for housing development.
Looking at the site layout plan it’s important to remember that this is only a draft plan and will be subject to comments by the Parish Council, ERYC and local residents. The plan shows the likely access to the site via Little Weighton Road with a footpath to West End. The existing house on the site will be demolished to make way for the 24 new houses comprising of; 2×1 bedroom houses; 2×2 bedrooms houses; 3×3 bedrooms houses; 6×4 bedroom houses and 11×5 bedroom houses.
What happens next? Duchy Homes commented: “Duchy are committed to working with the local community to bring forward a successful development at the site. We intend to do a mail drop to local residents in the coming weeks. This will provide further information on the development.”
The developer will then presumably apply to East Riding Council for Planning Permission. Walkington Parish Council and local residents will be able to add their comments; the blog will endeavour to keep residents fully up to date with the current developments and the timescales for comments.
Correction: This original post has been changed to reflect the view expressed in the draft parish council minute 18.07.07. The text now reads; ‘likely access to the site via Little Weighton Road’ and mention of ‘Redgates’ has been removed.