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150 homes to be built near Selby face objections over traffic conjestion

 Flans for 150 new homes near Selby have been submitted by developers.  The development would see the new homes built by Redrow Homes on unused arable land in the Moor Lane area of Sherburn in Elmet. Outlines of the planning application for the construction of 498 homes on land between Moor Lane and Low Street was approved by Selby District Council at the end of 2012. A number of homes have already been built, with the latest 150 homes seen as the first part of phase two of the development.  The plans for the new 150 homes states that there will be a mix of sizes, with four one-bedroom houses, 19 two-bedroom houses, 36 three-bedroom and 91 four-bedroom houses.  Of these, all one and two-bedroom homes would be available as affordable housing, as would 13 of the three-bedroom homes - meaning just under a quarter of the new development would be affordable homes.  A number of local residents have objected to the proposed development, Terry Scienic stated that Sherburn is currently pedestrian friendly however it will not be if these new houses are built. 150 homes, could potentially mean an extra 450-650 people that would move into the properties. We can not capacitate that amount of people.  Michael Hounslow, of Carousel Walk, said: "' The village can not cope with a heavy onslaught of traffic there is not enough parking for start. This extra traffic could be hazardous.   

 Flans for 150 new homes near Selby have been submitted by developers.

The development would see the new homes built by Redrow Homes on unused arable land in the Moor Lane area of Sherburn in Elmet. Outlines of the planning application for the construction of 498 homes on land between Moor Lane and Low Street was approved by Selby District Council at the end of 2012. A number of homes have already been built, with the latest 150 homes seen as the first part of phase two of the development.

The plans for the new 150 homes states that there will be a mix of sizes, with four one-bedroom houses, 19 two-bedroom houses, 36 three-bedroom and 91 four-bedroom houses.

Of these, all one and two-bedroom homes would be available as affordable housing, as would 13 of the three-bedroom homes - meaning just under a quarter of the new development would be affordable homes.

A number of local residents have objected to the proposed development, Terry Scienic stated that Sherburn is currently pedestrian friendly however it will not be if these new houses are built. 150 homes, could potentially mean an extra 450-650 people that would move into the properties. We can not capacitate that amount of people.

Michael Hounslow, of Carousel Walk, said: "' The village can not cope with a heavy onslaught of traffic there is not enough parking for start. This extra traffic could be hazardous.

 

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