Plans for 142 homes in Scalby submitted to Council

Scalby residents are all set to fight plans for a massive development on the outskirts of their village. The High Mill Farm site'085244b          In    News Drop
Scalby residents are all set to fight plans for a massive development on the outskirts of their village. The High Mill Farm site'085244b In News Drop
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PLANS for 142 new homes and six work units, on farmland on the outskirts of Scalby, have been submitted to Scarborough Council.

It is the first phase of a proposed 485 home development on land at High Mill Farm, in Station Road, and it will be discussed by the council’s Planning Committee on Thursday.

The current plan follows an earlier application for outline planning permission which was granted in October 2010.

According to a report by Jill Low, the council’s planning manager, the principle of the development had already been established and the committee would be considering more detailed matters relating to the development.

She added: “Overall there are 17 different housetypes on the site, and 71 of the 142 dwellings are classified as affordable housing.”

Mrs Low said that the proposal had evolved since the initial approval of the outline application and the current application had been assessed against criteria set out in an agreed design code.

She said: “The applicants believe that the design of the development reflects the existing built form in the area – in terms of scale and massing.

“The intention is to provide houses which are designed to meet Code Level Three of the Code for Sustainable Homes, whilst providing much needed affordable housing, and reflecting the best parts of the local residential area.”

A consultation period for the development ran out at the beginning of December and a number of objections were received.

Objections included increased volumes of traffic, loss of agricultural land, the size and scale of the development as well as the impact on wildlife.

Newby and Scalby Parish Council has said that it has several concerns about the development Scalby Village Trust has also objected to the plan.

According to the report the trust has objected for a number of reasons including: the site of a proposed roundabout, highway layout, that it would create ghettos and house design.

In the report a spokesman said: “The designs are unimaginative, lacking in stone or brick details and interest.”

It has been recommended that permission be granted for the application subject to a number of conditions.