30 May 2024

Plans for new homes go ‘live’

by Rebecca Hannant

The planning application for a new development of 192 homes in Withernsea has gone live on the East Riding planning portal.

According to the plans, the homes will comprise six two-bed detached bungalows, 67 two-bed houses, 50 three-bed homes, and 16 four-bed homes. All 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 also 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 that will include a well-equipped children’s playground.

Landscaping will incorporate new trees, shrubs, hedgerow and wildflower grass.

According to the planning statement: “The site is also within walking distance of a wide variety of facilities located on Hull Road; within Withernsea town centre; and within the built-up area of Withernsea. Accordingly, it is a sustainable location for new residential development.”

North Country Homes says that the 192 dwellings will be low-cost. In recent months it launched a public consultation, during which some residents questioned the need for new homes.

However, North Country said that the homes were necessary as established by the East Riding Local Plan.

Concerns were also raised over the loss of privacy, existing properties being overlooked and the loss of countryside views.

North Country said all homes would meet separation standards and would be no more than two storeys in height, but acknowledged that it was unable to protect views.

Others raised fears that school places and access to healthcare provisions would be further strained because of an influx of new residents. North Country responded by saying that access to healthcare services was a countrywide problem and not exclusive to the area.

Gleeson Homes has previously received planning permission from East Riding Council for 200 homes on the other side of town in Hollym Road. If given the go-ahead, Withernsea will see a total of 392 new homes.

To comment on the application, visit the East Riding planning portal using the reference 23/02438/STPLF.