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Just say no ... council against car park plans

wentworth street car park

wentworth street car park

Controversial plans to build a supermarket on a car park have fallen foul of Malton Town Council.

Councillors are recommending that Ryedale District Council’s Planning Committee refuse an application from GMI Holbeck to develop Wentworth Street Car Park, Malton, when it goes before its members in the coming weeks.

The developer submitted the revised application around a year after a Government inspector ruled that Ryedale District Council’s original decision to grant planning permission for a superstore on the car park was flawed.

The new plans include three hours free parking, a filling station, public piazza and a superstore which has reduced in size from 5,205 sq metres to 4,530 sq metres.

But Malton Town Council, which was a vocal opponent to the original scheme, has reiterated its opposition on a number of grounds.

Cllr Martin Dales said: “There are huge concerns in terms of lack of infrastructure, particularly in terms of highways. I find it very strange that it has come back with very little alteration to what was originally cast out.”

Cllr David Lloyd-Williams added: “The size of this development is considerable bigger than the Morrisons supermarket and that, coupled with access through what are very small streets and the development of Broughton Road, I think makes it an inappropriate site for a supermarket.”

 

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