Potential building sites to be identified

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Malton Town Council is to meet with a senior Ryedale District Council (RDC) planning officer to pin-point potential sites for new housing and business developments in the area.

It will be part of the Neighbourhood Plan initiative being created by the council and neighbouring Norton Town Council, said Mike Skehan, Malton’s clerk.

Talks will also focus on the boundaries of the developments because of the close proximity of Huttons Ambo and Settrington parish councils. Mr Skehan said there could be disputes if the building developments nudged into the parished areas.

“We want advice from RDC on designating sites for homes and employment,” said Mr Skehan.

A joint group, comprising of both Malton and Norton councillors, has been set up to formulate the Neighbourhood Plan’s aspirations.

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