The development, Woodhall Grange, is well under way, which will see a number of new houses being built in Molescroft.
Developer David Wilson Homes describes the new homes as being located in a ‘desirable area’ with ‘fantastic local schools and amenities’ which as a resident I agree with.
It does not matter if you were for or against the development, it is happening, but it is interesting to look back and see how when plans were first shown how sections of the community were up in arms.
Beverley like any other town has a responsibility, like it or not, to provide its fair share of new homes to help cope with an ever growing and ageing population here in the UK.
There are a number of sites around Beverley, which have been targeted by developers to build new homes, and this site may actually be one site that makes perfect sense to build on given its location.
In the scheme of things, it is a tiny bit of land in Molescroft, I would say it is not practical to expect a farmer to use the land either. Add to this that someone in their wisdom placed a doctors at the end of it no doubt making it difficult to spray or use any chemicals.
It is a shame, however, that the development does not include some sports facilities. As the town expands we continue to lose pitches and open space, which baffles me as millions are ploughed into trying to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Going back to the development, reading through the David Wilson web site it seems that one of the key benefits they are selling Beverley on is as is a place to commute from to places like Leeds and Hull to work.
With regard to lifestyle, they say Beverley has a great retail experience and traditional English restaurants, if I am honest, I cannot think of one English restaurant in the town, apart from the fish and chip shops!
Before we know it the houses will be built and people we will drive past them no batting an eye lid, we will just accept them as part of the town we live in.
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