20 June 2024

Public meeting on housing plans

By Ian Judson

Hornsea residents Brian Coggrave and Phil Hunter are hosting a public meeting this evening (Thursday, April 13) at Hornsea Golf Club regarding their opposition to the proposed Keepmoat Homes development in Rolston Road.

Mr Coggrave and Mr Hunter are opposed to the housing plans due to issues with flooding and the lack of infrastructure in the town, as well as what they deem poor public consultation by the developers.

Keepmoat is currently undergoing some work to make the application more acceptable to residents and a representative of the housebuilder has been invited to the meeting, although no response had been received at the time of going to press.

Current ward councillor Barbara Jefferson has previously said that she is happy to work with those opposing the planning application. Hornsea Town Council has also lodged its disapproval of the potential development.

Hornsea town councillor June Greensmith has said she will try to be at the meeting, but because of other commitments she has forwarded some advice to Mr Hunter and Mr Coggrave, just in case she is unable to attend.

Mr Hunter said: “We have a lot to discuss because this is a rolling situation, which is developing as we move along.

“We are very grateful to Councillor Jefferson for her offer of help and are definitely interested in what Mrs Greensmith has to say regarding opposing the development.”

At least one representative of Hornsea Neighbourhood Watch and Community Support will also be present at the meeting, which is scheduled for a 7pm start, along with other interested parties.