Outline plans for a multi-million pound housing development at Kilham have been given the go ahead by East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning committee.
Subject to a full planning application, the 55-home development will be built on the site of Roanne Nurseries, at Driffield Road, by Driffield firm W.E. Naylor and Son.
Boss Angus Naylor said the development would create local jobs but he said construction work was unlikely to start for around two years. He said the development could be worth around £11 million when completed, and would include a range of property sizes, from first-time buyer homes to possible five-bedroom houses, but that all the finer details will come in a full planning application
Meanwhile, a planning report has revealed divisions among residents over the plans in the village which has more than 1,000 residents.
Among views against the development are that the village school is full to capacity, and that there isn’t a need for new homes because a number of properties in the village are already up for sale or rental.
Other residents support the development saying it would sustain local businesses, as well as create affordable housing.
Kilham Parish Council opposed the plans, stating that the capacity of the plot is only big enough for 52 dwellings, and that reassurances needed to be sought over a new sewage point. The development was approved unanimously by the planning committee.