Housing plan rejected by councillors

NEARBY residents have welcomed a decision to reject plans for hundreds of homes which they said would merge several East Riding villages into “one huge conglomerate”.

East Riding councillors voted against plans by developer St Modwen for as many as 390 houses on open fields and grassland at Melton Park, with a 50-bed care home and bungalows and sheltered apartments for the elderly, near the A63.

The firm is already appealing against a decision last year to reject similar plans, but for as many as 510 homes. A hearing is due in April.

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North Ferriby parish council chairman John Mabbett said: “Even in its amended form this is a totally unwanted and unsuitable development for the area in which it is proposed.

“It would in effect merge the villages of North Ferriby, with Welton, Melton and Brough into one huge conglomerate along the A63, destroying the identities of the local communities.”

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