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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Brough South Liaison Meeting March 2020

Update from Cllr. Terry Gill

Brough South Liaison Committee Meeting
This was attended by member of the public, representatives of Horncastle Group and East Riding of Yorkshire Council Planning and Infrastructure Department, The Town Council and Ward Councillors including myself.
Points discussed and debated were:
Mud on the roads. Mr. Hodges from Horncastle confirmed, following all the complaints and exceptional wet weather, that all earthworks have been suspended pending improved weather conditions. When work restarts the wheel wash will be fully operational.
Hedgerows been ripped out that probably should have remained. The East Riding case officer said that he was in talks with the developer and could not comment further at this stage.
Phase 4 of the housing development plan. A formal Planning Application has been submitted to the Council for 225 houses on the area of land just South of the current Barratt site. This is the detailed plan, by Barratts a copy of which I submitted to this forum a couple of weeks ago. I asked why Phase 4 before Phases 2 & 3 and it was said that this probably won’t be built until after Phase 2/3 is underway as further land rising is required. Meanwhile Mr. Hodges said that Bellway are going to apply and build on Phase 2/3 before Barratts build on Phase 4.
I raised the question of extending the Bough Relief Road to Melton and expressed that building on Phase 4 could jeopardise any future plan to make a link road. This was, as at previous meetings, not supported by the developer nor Cllr. Walker of neighbouring South Hunsley Ward on the grounds that the area has already been granted Outline Planning Permission so it’s unlikely to be reversed. Also, Cllr. Walker mentioned there is not enough public support for the Melton Link, of which I said there was.
We have over 1700 hundred on this forum. And just to see if support still exists in the next few days I am hoping to set up an online YES/NO survey to confirm how much support there is of the idea.
The Short Brough Relief Road. This is the link from The South of Moor Road Bridge and Skillings Lane. Officers from EYRC Infrastructure updated us. The works which was scheduled to start last December and then this month has been delayed again owing to Natural England raising Ecology issues. However the drawings and road position plan is complete and ready to go through the formal Planning Process. Work is now going to start in June. A construction traffic plan is going to be discussed by Officers and I stressed that 18 ton eight wheel tippers should be prohibited from going over very narrow Saltgrounds Railway Bridge. Skillings Lane could well be an issue also.
Discussion also took place regarding Public Rights of Way, of which many have been diverted whilst construction is taking place. As part of this Mr. Hodges mentioned that there is an overall end plan for improving ecology, wildlife and greenery, as well as a natural lagoon habit as part of the whole development plan. Mr. Hodges also agreed to meeting with the school to provide some tree screening on the play area.
In the meantime, do let me know if you have any constructive comments. Also if you want to make any comments known on the 225 houses plan on Phase 4 then you can do so on the EYRC Planning Portal at:

Or write to EYRC Planning Dept County Hall, Beverley HU17 9ZT Quoting reference: 20/00410/STREM

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