Housing boost as plans given approval

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Eight new homes could be built in Reighton after borough councillors approved proposals that were over 20 years in the making.

Members of the Scarborough Borough Council Planning and Development Committee approved recommendations to allow development at the old LPG depot in Church Hill, at the meeting last Thursday afternoon.

The plans were warmly received by councillors, who welcomed the prospect of ‘much needed’ additional housing in the area.

Speaking of the long-standing application, Cllr Herbert Tindall said: “It would be fair to say that I’ve always supported these proposals and it will provide some housing which is badly needed.”

Outline planning permission for the site was initially granted for the site in 1991, with reserved matters approval granted three years later.

However, permission lapsed in June 2010, and a fresh application was required.

The application was still passed in spite of concerns raised regarding a sewage problem at the bottom of Church Hill.

Developers now have the go-ahead to develop the site, which would feature eight, two-storied properties, of various shapes.

The application also comes with an agreement that the applicant will contribute over £19,000 improving facilities in the area, either by developing a green space or adding sports or play facilities.

The council must sign before work can begin.

No date has yet been given on if or when work may start on the housing development.