Cayton scheme refused again

Councillors have again refused a planning application relating to a proposed drainage scheme for a housing development in Cayton.

Developer Barratt Homes proposed that surface water would be collected through rain water gullies, held in underground storage, and then released at a controlled rate.

Last month the plan was rejected by members of Scarborough Council’s planning committee despite being supported by drainage engineers as well as organisations such as Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency.

The developer lodged an appeal against the decision but the committee turned down the plans for a second time following a lengthy discussion at today’s meeting at the Town Hall.

Residents had raised concerns that an underground aquifer could be contaminated during flood conditions.