Councillors to visit site of 42 proposed new homes in Filey

Scarborough Council’s planning committee is to make a site visit to a piece of land in Filey where a developer hopes to build 42 new homes to judge for themselves residents’ concerns about its potential impact on the area.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Friday, 14th August 2020, 10:05 am
Updated Friday, 14th August 2020, 10:10 am
Site of the proposed 42 new homes for Filey.
Site of the proposed 42 new homes for Filey.

Councillors yesterday deferred making a decision on the plan from Ava Holdings, which was seeking outline permission for the development on land at Brigg Road, near to an existing caravan park.

More than 50 residents and Filey Town Council had objected to the proposal over concerns about flooding, the increase in traffic and its proximity to a railway line.

Cllr Roberta Swiers told the meeting: “I think it may be useful for everyone involved to have a site visit.

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“I know this area very well.

"It is very tight has very, very limited spacing.

"The roads leading up to the site are small and packed with cars and it is very, very close to a school.”

Filey ward Cllr John Casey added that the land was prone to flooding.

As part of the proposed scheme, six of the homes would be classed as affordable.

The applicant stated that its vision is to provide “42 high-quality new homes in a well-connected location to the south of Filey”.

A report prepared for the committee meeting recommended that the plans be approved and noted that neither Yorkshire Water and lead the local flood authority have raised over concerns over water drainage and flooding on the site.

There was no objection from the Highway Authority.

Councillors voted to defer a decision until after the committee had visited the site.