Plans for 180 homes near Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham revealed

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 28 Sep 2017

New plans have been submitted for the development of 180 houses on the playing field on Castle Road in Cottingham.

Plans for up to 600 houses in the area were rejected four years ago following anger from residents, but a new scaled-back application has been submitted to East Riding Council by developers Persimmon.

The application proposes a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes on the south side of Castle Road, near to Castle Hill Hospital.

Plans for the site include the development of access roads, the creation of three areas of open space and a water attenuation pond on the south of the area.

Cottingham South Councillor Helen Green and her colleague Mike Medini urged any residents with concerns over the new proposals to get in touch.

Cllr Green said: “There are 180 new houses being proposed. It’s a mixture of houses which are three and four beds and both two and three storey homes.

“We are still in the very early stages with regards to consultation so are yet to get a full idea of people’s reception to the plans. There will be a consultation that doesn’t finish until October 5, involving groups such as the parish council.

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“The public consultation doesn’t finish until October 13 so residents will have until then to get their voice heard.

“Mike and I want to ask anyone to contact us if they have any concerns at all about the proposal. Both Mike and I will be meeting with the planning officer to discuss a couple of initial concerns which we have.”

In 2013, the proposed 600 home development on the land owned by Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust were rejected following concerns it would swallow open countryside between Cottingham and Willerby.

Cottingham Ward Councillors Helen Green and Mike Medini

Cllr Green said that a primary concern for herself and Cllr Medini is to ensure there is sufficient infrastructure in place to support the residents of the proposed development.

She said: “The thing that we want to make sure is that there is the right infrastructure in places for the houses planned. We completely understand that there is a shortage of houses but want to make sure that what is proposed is also right for the village.

“Obviously the correct infrastructure has to be in place in Cottingham to deal with extra houses. The village already has a huge amount of vehicles passing through and we don’t want it to be strangled any further by traffic.

“But as I said, we know houses need to go somewhere. We want to make sure that there are sufficient places at doctors surgeries and other things like that ready for the new residents.

“We are here to help, and Mike and I want to listen to any concerns that residents do have about these plans.”

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