Saturday, August 21, 2010

Consultation event on future housing in Holme on Spalding Moor

Holme on Spalding Moor Parish Council is to hold a consultation event at the Village Hall on 14th September 2010 between 3pm and 7.30pm. The event is to allow residents to opportunity to have input into potential sites for future housing developments in the village as part of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) Local Development Framework (LDF) Preferred Approach Core Strategy.

HOSM has been suggested for limited further development in the years leading up to 2026. At the beginning of 2010 the village had 25 dwellings that had received planning consent - but had yet to be built. The proposal is for 145 further dwellings being required in the years to 2026, and for these houses to be constructed between 2.9 and 4.8 hectares of land will be required.

11 possible sites have been identified in and around the village - totalling some 33.66 hectares; consequently there are choices as to which of the sites will be allocated for this future housing, and priorities as to the order in which the land is released (see map below).

HOSM Parish Council have been asked for their comments and priorities, and have decided to involve the village in the decision making process by holding a consultation with residents.

A larger scale map showing the suggested sites for HOSM can be seen by clicking here

Further details of each individual parcel of land can be seen by clicking here

Waste Recycling Group (WRG) have also been invited to the consultation event to talk to residents about the proposed windfarm at Gallymoor. More information on this proposal can be found by clicking here

It is hoped there will also be opportunity for residents to talk to other representatives about the ‘green community’.


Farmer Giles said...

The major drainage route for this area lies in the River Foulness and the Market Weighton Canal. It is important that the higher run off rate of any development is taken into account by the drainage board and the Environment Agency before rather than after the problems surface. At present with funding issues, the EA seems reluctant to carry out desilting works in these watercourses which will lead to holding back of storm surges unless rectified.

Anonymous said...

I agree with this comment, the present drainage system struggles to cope as it is.
And whilst I think it is a good thing that the parish council are now seeking to involve the village in the decision making process, they ought to also bear in mind that the village does not necessarily have the infrastructure in place to support new homes and until it does it will be very difficult, particularly for a large percentage of our younger generation, to live and work locally. It makes you wonder if Holme is the best place for these new houses?

Anonymous said...

I feel I must express my concern for this so called affordable housing.Two of the proposed sites are close to where I live and Im not at all impressed.House prices have fallen enough in recent times and Im sure this "council estate" will see a further 10% drop.But its not just about money.I love my village but I am sickend to think many of the things that I treasure will be lost,noise being the biggest worry.As someone phrased in the newsletter "getto" will be created.I can and do agree with housing being required for younger residents but I cant help but feel this will fall by the way side once housing exchanges start to happen.A classic example of this has been happening in Beverley.What was once a very pleasant place to live has been flooded by scum from Hull and has made the council estates just another home for drugs and deprevation.Please Please dont let this happen to our village.