Plans to extend housing estate turned down

Westfield Homes building more houses..Picture Richard Ponter 140364

Westfield Homes building more houses..Picture Richard Ponter 140364

Plans to extend one of Ryedale’s largest housing developments have been thrown out because it would not provide a suitable “living environment” for future residents.

Ryedale District Council’s Planning Committee said the proposals from Persimmon Homes Yorkshire for an extra 19 homes at Westfield Nurseries, off Scarborough Road, Norton, “represent an overdevelopment of the site.”

The developer was originally granted planning permission to build 186 properties in 2010.

Three further applications for the site were given the green light last year – resulting in an extra 11 units – and if last week’s application had succeeded, it would have increased the overall number of houses to 216.

But in his report to the committee, planning officer Matthew Mortonson said it would result in a “car-dominated street scene further detracting from the appearance of the development.”

Recommending the application be rejected, Cllr Lindsay Burr said: “What we have got to do is take consideration of what implications the increase will have on many things, such as residents’ facilities, parking and so on. Already we are seeing vans, cars, and friends parking down there. We have a massive problem and I personally would not want any more houses on this particular site.”

Cllr Brian Maud added that Norton needed another primary school before any further development was considered.




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