Plans to build 200 homes on Mill Lane in Cayton unanimously refused by councillors

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A plan to build 200 new homes as part of a major development in Cayton has been thrown out by Scarborough councillors today.

The authority’s planning committee refused plans from developer Gladman for the site off Mill Lane in the village.

The scheme would have seen 200 homes, a public open space, landscaping, a parcel of land for future expansion of Cayton Community Primary School and a vehicular access point from Mill Lane created.

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The Gladman application, which was for outline planning permission, stated that it would bring a number of benefits to Cayton and the borough, including more affordable homes.

The land on Mill Lane. Picture: GoogleThe land on Mill Lane. Picture: Google
The land on Mill Lane. Picture: Google | other

Council planning officers, however, told the committee that there were a number of concerns that had lead them to recommend refusal, including the fact the land is outside the development limits of the borough’s Local Plan and in the open countryside.

Also, it was felt that if permission was granted it would lead to the effective coalescence of Cayton and Cayton Bay and that an objection had been received from Yorkshire Water which has flooding concerns.

Cayton ward Cllr Simon Green (Con) told councillors that to approve the plans would be “to allow the developer to walk all over our planning policy”.

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He added: “The plan is undeliverable as it does not have the support of Yorkshire Water.”

Parish councillor Jennifer Kelly said the healthcare infrastructure in the village “was in turmoil” and that if planning permission was granted the parish council worried that “Cayton as a village could disappear”.

The council’s planning committee unanimously refused the plan permission.

The application came on the back of another proposal, by Persimmon Homes Ltd, to build 1,400 homes on land to the south of Cayton Low Road, which was submitted to the council earlier this year and which is currently going through the planning process.

The Middle Deepdale site in nearby Eastfield will provide a further 1,350 homes when work is completed.