20 June 2024

Have your say on new housing plans

By Rebecca Hannant

Withernsea residents are being invited to have their say on plans for a new housing development in the town.

Developer North Country Homes says that the 191 homes planned for a site in Hull Road will bring much-needed low-cost housing into the area alongside a boost to the local economy.

It comes not long after Gleeson Homes received planning permission from East Riding Council for 200 homes on the other side of town in Hollym Road. If these latest plans are given the go-ahead, it would see a total of 391 new homes built in Withernsea.

The proposed site next to Carrs Meadow will have 191 single and two-storey homes comprising two, three and four-bedroom dwellings. They will be either detached or semi-detached in a variety of sizes. Several bungalows will also be built.

According to the plans, all of the houses will have spacious gardens and off-street parking facilities, while a number will have garages. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure will also be provided at each house.

The development will see the construction of a new access point in Hull Road, and pedestrian/cycle links will be provided through to Carrs Meadow. This will allow residents of Carrs Meadow and beyond to access a new public open space which will include a well- equipped children’s playground.

New landscaping and trees will soften the appearance of the development and promote biodiversity, the developers say.

The development is also set to boost the economy in the area with an increase in council tax revenue of £216,000, according to North Country Homes, as well as increased footfall in the area boosting spending at the town’s shops and business. The development will also employ 592 people including apprenticeships.

North Country Homes says that 100 per cent of the houses will be low-cost, and the scheme is designed to help get local people on the housing ladder.

The developer has delivered letters to nearby residents and is seeking comments.

According to the letter, the proposals are expected to be determined by East Riding Council later in 2023, and if given the go-ahead the first homes could become available in 2024.

To have your say, email [email protected].

Alternatively, write to Withernsea Consultation, Peacock+Smith, Central House, 47 St Paul’s Street, Leeds LS1 2TE.