MORE than 180 houses could be built on greenfield sites in the north of Bridlington after plans were submitted to the council.
East Riding of Yorkshire council have drawn up the plans, which would see 140 houses built on a site off Bempton Lane, and another 42 at land between Nostell Way and Pinfold Lane.
The plans would “establish the principle” of housing on both sites, before the land is sold on to developers.
A mix of housing to suit families and older people – including bungalows, two and two-and-a half storey houses, predominantly semi-detached, and some terraces of five properties – will be included on both sites.
Between 15% and 20% of the properties built look set to be affordable housing – either council or local authority owned.
Both sets of proposals are indicative at this stage, and may change once developers begin work.
Coun Richard Harrap, who sits on East Riding of Yorkshire Council representing the north ward, said: “At this stage, I will be interested to see what the opinions of local people are after public consultation.”
Coun Ray Allerston, who represents the north ward on Bridlington Town Council, said: “A lot of people worry about new houses backing on to their properties, but there are more people in Bridlington and they have got to live somewhere.
“Some of the plans will provide social housing and that is clearly needed in Bridlington.”
Members of the public now have the chance to comment on the proposals –which would see the 182 houses built close to another recent housing development.
Local residents objected to 90 houses which were built at land off Nostell Way in 2010 – they said that more houses would make an already poor traffic situation worse, and would put a strain on inadequate local services such as schools, drainage, and public transport.
The plans can be viewed on the website www.eastriding.gov.uk or at Bridlington Town Hall.
All comments should be with the council by February 21. They can be sent to County Hall, Beverley, HU17 9BA or to email@example.com