Drainage scheme due to be reconsidered

West Garth in Cayton Picture by Neil Silk  112439a 16/06/11
West Garth in Cayton Picture by Neil Silk 112439a 16/06/11

A Cayton planning application which was refused last month has been resubmitted and is due to be reconsidered.

It has been submitted by Barratt Homes Yorkshire (East) Division and is asking to discharge certain conditions for a 162 home development on land west of Station Road and south of West Garth.

Last Month the plan was thrown out by members of Scarborough Council’s Planning Committee – despite it being supported by various organisations including Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency.

Members were concerned that:

• the drainage proposals were not enough to protect an underground aquifer at the site

• the application could not cater for one in 100 year storm

• the drainage proposals could not adequately mitigate the site’s flood risk and homes would be at risk from flooding.

However, in a report by Jill Low, the council’s planning manager, she has once again recommended that the proposals be formally approved subject to comments from Yorkshire Water and the council’s drainage engineers.

She said: “The application has been resubmitted with identical technical detail. A report has been added in support of the proposals, which seeks to address the concerns raised by members at the previous Committee hearing.

“The principle of the development has already been established; in this instance, members are considering the drainage proposals in relation to the discharge of the conditions only.”

She added that the proposals remained the same as those previously acceptable to all of the technical drainage consultees.

It is proposed that surface water from the site is collected on site through rainwater gullies and held in underground storage and released at a controlled rate.

The council’s land drainage engineer will be at Thursday’s meeting, which is due to start at 1pm, to answer any technical drainage queries that members may have.