Residents on Burden Road have reason to celebrate after plans to build 14 new house on a playing field have been withdrawn.
An application to build a range of affordable homes to help ease shortage of housing in area was objected to by residents who will be pleased to know will now not go ahead.
Speaking to HU17.net the planning office said;
“There was an issue with regard to the loss of a playing field which did not comply with planning policy nor sport England’s.”
“The applicant, East Riding of Yorkshire council, were unable to come up with satisfactory solution so with drew the application.”
“Like everyone who applies for planning the council need to their application policy compliant and they were unable to do so.”
East Riding of Yorkshire Council have been on a ‘development’ spree in Swinemoor and they juggle their assets and look to make savings.
Lack of playing fields in Beverley has been a massive issue with projects including the expansion of the Leisure Centre resulting in the loss of green space that was used for recreational use.
Despite efforts by the MP to highlight the problem the decline continues as authorities continue to focus on development of the remaining open space in Beverley.
In Swinemoor The Youth Club, Day Centre and the all weather surface have all be lost as the Conservative controlled local authority as they try to cut their spending and raise cash.
Local Cllr Denis Healy welcomed the news saying he would like to think the withdrawal was a result of objections from residents.
“Residents have been campaigning for months to protect this green space that has been enjoyed by generations of families. They petitioned the Council not to squeeze yet more houses on an area of land which the whole community enjoys and which is an important feature of their community.”
“It is good news that they have made their voices heard and I would urge the Council to accept that this application is now dead, and not to try and resurrect it in the future.”
The planning office say that while there is nothing to stop the council reapplying it is unlikely as they appear to have exhausted avenues in trying to comply with strict national guidelines.
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