16 April 2024

New homes ‘will have positive impact on community’

by Rebecca Hannant

Gleeson Homes has insisted that its Mariner’s View development in Hornsea will have a “positive impact on the community” despite strong opposition from residents.

In December 2021, an application was submitted by Gleeson Regeneration to build 206 homes to the east and south of Hornsea Burton estate.

However, those plans were later revised to 195 homes including bungalows and two, three and four-bedroom houses. The plans were approved on October 13, 2022, despite strong opposition from residents who cited the potential impact on the area, and building work is due to start later this year.

At an East Riding Council planning meeting, residents expressed concerns over the impact of the development on already strained services in the area such as GPs and dentists, as well as the lack of banking facilities.

One resident questioned whether the houses were “affordable”, saying that that only three per cent of them were marked as such. Residents also highlighted the potential for increased traffic within the Burton estate, as a traffic survey carried out last year suggested that the road was unsuitable for increased numbers of lorries, vans, coaches, buses, caravans and lodge transportation.

Gleeson Homes previously addressed these concerns, stating that the road would be widened to 6.4m, making way for a two-way road and pedestrian access.

As part the development, Gleeson Homes has confirmed that it will contribute to the community. Almost £800,000 will be put into local amenities, including £280,000 towards education, £269,217 towards outdoor sports facilities and £155,428 towards a local play area.

Construction at Mariner’s View is expected to start later this year, with show homes and the first plots for sale due to be released in spring next year.

A spokesman for Gleeson Homes said: “The Mariner’s View development is set to bring
a positive impact to the local community of Hornsea.

“With high-quality and affordable homes, the development will provide a much-needed boost to the housing market in the area. A total of 19 homes on the development will be available with affordable schemes, such as the Government First Homes scheme.

“Gleeson will be making contributions towards education, outdoor sports and play area contributions to further improve the area.

“Additionally, the development will create local job opportunities and boost the local economy.

“We are proud to be a part of this development and look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on the community.”