Sunday, August 01, 2010

Gilberdyke residents to have their say on future housing developments & proposed new speed limits

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) is consulting with residents about future housing development. This includes proposals for the number of new dwellings required in East Yorkshire villages and towns in the years up to 2026, and also identifies a number of possible sites for development in some Howdenshire villages including: Gilberdyke, Newport, North Cave, Bubwith, Eastrington and Holme on Spalding Moor

This is part of the ‘aptly named’ ERYC Local Development Framework (LDF) Preferred Approach Core Strategy.

The ERYC are consulting on which of the suggested sites are most suitable for development in the selected villages.

Gilberdyke has been suggested for limited further development in the years leading up to 2026. At the beginning of 2010 Gilberdyke had 45 dwellings that had received planning consent - but had yet to be built. The proposal is for 125 further dwellings being required in the years to 2026, and for these houses to be constructed between 2.5 and 4.2 hectares of land will be required.

18 possible sites have been identified in and around the village - totalling some 58.15 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.

Gilberdyke 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. This is to be held at the Youth Club building (adjacent to the Memorial Hall) between 12noon and 7pm on Thursday 5th August 2010.

A map showing the suggested sites for Gilberdyke can be seen at:

My previous comments on future housing plans for Gilberdyke - as part of the Council's LDF consultation back in 2006 can be found at:


Proposed changes to Gilberdyke's speed limits

A proposal for reducing the speed limit on the B1230 (the Main Road) from 40mph down to 30mph is also being considered.

There is also a proposal to reduce the speed limit within the central part of the village down from 30mph to 20mph.

Each of the speed reduction proposals is out for consultation and the Parish Council is seeking the views of residents at the same event.

Please go along and have your say on these important issues.

Please Note

For housing numbers and maps showing potential sites in other East Riding towns and villages please go to:


John Jessop said...

For any community to thrive it needs to continuously grow. BUT the most important consideration should be related to providing jobs for Gilberdyke people. Simply adding to the existing industrial estate would be wrong on a number of counts, primarily the impact through the village of more industrial estate traffic.
In my opinion the best place for industrial expansion would be to the West of the village where direct access to the motorway (M62) via the old A63(B1230)/A614, already exists without high impact on small communities. The farmland in this area spends much of the time waterlogged thus cannot be classed as a high value loss.

Anonymous said...

When is it goin to end. People move this way on to get away from large towns. But soon gilberdyke is goin to be one. I think the whole point of moving to a village is so it stays like one. All well and good council approve these "scheduled" houses but what about approving planning for a new foundation unit... And doctors? U already have to wait a week and a half for an appointment unless ur at deaths door. Flooding risk? Green land? The list goes on... And on....

Anonymous said...

"moving this way on to get away from large towns" - THE major cause of increase in the size of the community?
If we follow that logic we would have to prohibit anyone moving into the village and encourage youngsters to move out. (With some of the youngsters that might be a distinctly positive move)

Anonymous said...

Gilberdyke rests in a hollow with land at Blacktoft higher and the same for the M62 motorway, we have a high risk of river flooding, as well as poor drainage. Any development south of the B1230 is lunacy ( as the lowest part of the hollow) When will they learn?
I don't think this consultation has recieved enough publicity,
We cannot pull the draw bridge up, but developmemt has to be Sustainable , the flood recovery design should also be part of any plan as should the information given to purchasers, lets not forget the lessons of Westbrook and Sandholme.

Kev Owen said...

I note with interest that many respondents are taking exception to development of the area yet seem to forget the other part of the 'future plan' involves slowing down through traffic further than it already is.
The B1230 had for many a year sported a 40 mph limit through Gilberdyke and seemed to work well enough until someone realised there was a school in the vicinity and dropped the limit to 30...painted all manner of warnings on the road, laid pretty coloured tarmac on the approach and from the school only to see it largely ignored. Not by through traffic, who, by and large, tend to obey the limits, but by local residents who race up and down the road fearing they will be beaten to turn off down Thornton Dam lane or Clementhorpe Lane.
What good will lowering the limit to 20mph do when the present 30/40 and 50mph limits are largely being ignored?
You need to remember also that blanket lowing of limits mean that it is in force 24/7 365 days a year...why not put VARIABLE limits in place to cater for school days/times and let us motorists make better progress at other times?
Also without enforcement of speed limits, a number on a stick isn't going to make anyone any safer.

John Jessop said...

Fortunately the railway is on an embankment and provides a flood defence against the river overtopping the banks. Added to this is the MTP scheme presently being developed which will provide additional storage, increased flow capacity to the riverside and pumped discharge to enable the storage to be discharged 24 hours a day when required. The consultation is a vital part of the process but ALL the information should be put into the arena.

Anonymous said...

An interesting event. I was able to look at the maps of the village and see where land will one day be available for housing development. The comments from John Jessop make sense about creating jobs but not more traffic inside the village. Maybe the planners ought to take them on board before granting any further traffic generating developments on the old industrial estate over the railway bridge.
One or two people made comments about the load on the medical centre. Perhaps now is the time to increase the capacity before the growth of the population? There is land across the road next to the old peoples bungalows which could be used (or buy the old place next door to the centre on Thornton Dam Lane)

Anonymous said...

Considering the song and dance our resident self appointed mouthpiece makes about consultations between the parish council and the public I was amazed to hear when I called in that he had not been in to offer his expertise and opinions. I suppose he has nothing of personal gain from either of the topics being consulted about?
Of course the flood article in todays issue of the Goole Times has showed him up to be quite prepared to invent claims about non existent flood schemes and perhaps embarrassed him into staying away?

Anonymous said...

What about tidying up the area on the corner of Thornton Dam and Main Road. The place is littered with junk and old cars. It really gives visitors to the village an impression they are entering a third world shanty town.

Anonymous said...

Having been at the August Parish Council meeting when a group of residents asked if something could be done to have the long awaited play area for Applegarth and surround actually built I hope that ERYC planning and legal departments can be pushed into getting off their backsides and enforcing this planning condition. Why do ERYC not obtain a bond as suggested by one resident?
It was also very noticeable that our resident busybody and his friend got up and left just before the future of the village was discussed. This was probably the most important item on the whole agenda but obviously not to them!