Specific sites for new homes and business growth, as well as identifying areas which should not be developed, are included in new long-term planning proposals – about which you’re now able to have your say.
Until 22 December 2017 you can comment on Ryedale District Council’s Sites Document – which includes details of sites for new housing and business growth. These sites will meet the needs for development already identified in the earlier stages of the Council’s Local Plan.
Included in the plans are two new housing sites at Malton and Norton. One of these is the current site of the District Council’s offices, following recent agreement that the authority would look to move elsewhere with other public services too to deliver long-term savings.
At Norton, housing development is proposed for land between Beverley Road and Scarborough Road, behind Karro Foods.
Meanwhile, two new housing sites are proposed at Pickering and three smaller sites are proposed at Kirkbymoorside. The Plan also proposes to treat the land at Westfields, Kirkbymoorside as an allocated housing site in the event that the current planning permission lapses. Two housing sites are proposed in the villages of Slingsby and Amotherby.
As well as land for new housing the plan also allocates some additional employment land close to Thornton Road industrial estate in Pickering and identifies land at Eden Camp in Malton as a broad location for further employment growth.
Alongside proposals for where development should happen, the plan sets out areas that should also be protected from development. These are known as ‘Visually Important Undeveloped Areas’ and are located at Malton, Old Malton, Norton, Welburn, Slingsby, Hovingham, Ampleforth, Pickering and land between Amotherby and Swinton.
Chair of Ryedale’s Planning Committee, Cllr Fiona Farnell, explained, “This is about turning our long-term targets for housing and business growth into reality, by identifying the sites where new homes and business development should take place. By doing this we can also ensure that we protect other areas of our beautiful district where such development is not suitable.
One of Ryedale District Council’s long-term ambitions is to support sustainable development and this document is a key way in which we’ll deliver on our ambition. It’s really important that you also have a say about these proposals, to make sure they meet the needs of our area now and into the future.”
You can look at the Sites Document and maps on the Council’s website: www.ryedaleplan.org.uk/local-plan-sites