New Prison – Material Considerations Not Project Fear

Over recent weeks I have watched as Full Sutton and Skirpenbeck Parish Council (FSSPC) have sadly engaged in project fear against the planned new prison in Full Sutton.

My wife and I have lived in Full Sutton, next to the current prison, for the past 15 years. We have not had one issue with the prison. I have lived in the YO4 area of the East Riding all my life and could not wish for a better place to live.

Everyone has known that a second prison was always planned for Full Sutton yet the FSSPC are now engaged in project fear against that which we, and they, all knew was going to happen.

I say project fear as they are failing to share fundamental information with residents.

Planning Applications

Objections to all planning applications will only be considered by that which legislation states, material considerations. Opinion is not considered. Petitions count as one objection, not the number who sign said petition.

Please read material considerations.

NB: Even if material considerations are raised a balance must then be taken between these and the planning gains and how the application complies with planning legislation. Think of a pair of scales.

Outline Planning

The current application is for outline planning (in principle) and as such much that has currently been raised is not for consideration with an outline planning application.

Previous Outline Planning

Despite the fact that there was no material consideration to do so FSSPC objected to the previous application which was rightly approved as there was no reason to reject it. By objecting FSSPC lost credibility. The little girl who cried wolf …..

Six Ward Councillors

If any resident of Pocklington Provincial or Wolds Weighton Wards have any material objections against the outline application I suggest they raise them with any one of their six Ward Councillors.

Two of the Ward Councillors will not be in office come May as they are not standing for re-election. Three can not fully engage as they sit on the Planning Committee which leaves Independent Councillor Andy Strangeway.

FSSPC have not raised any material consideration with Councillor Strangeway despite the fact he will be speaking at the Planning Committee. Why is this?

Economic Case

I know of no other business that would bring so much employment and economic benefit to the area that would have less of an impact per job created than the prison.

Perhaps FSSPC would like to address the economic case?

Strangeway – For or Against

As a private resident Andy Strangeway has no issue with the new prison however Councillor Andy Strangeway has identified four possible material considerations regards the outline application.

Councillor Andy Strangeway has already engaged with various departments of ERYC to address these. One has been addressed, one may have been addressed and two further appear to remain unaddressed.

Open Invite

I offer an open invite to local residents and FSSPC to email me any material considerations.


I highly recommend a working with not project fear.

Posted in ERYC, Planning

Moor Road Obstruction Cut Back

I am delighted to see that yesterday ERYC cut back the obstruction on Moor Road, Stamford Bridge by about six inches.

Hopefully vehicles will now be able to pass freely at this point and motorists will no longer damage their vehicles.

Well done ERYC.

Posted in Roads, Stamford Bridge

Newbridge Lane Safety Barriers

As it appears that someone has crashed into the safety barriers on Newbridge Lane, Wilberfoss causing considerable damage

I have requested ERYC undertake the required repairs at the earliest opportunity.

Posted in Roads, Wilberfoss

Feoffe Common Lane Safety Barriers

As the safety barriers on Feoffe Common Lane, Barmby Moor are in a state of disrepair

I have requested ERYC undertake the required repairs at the earliest opportunity.

Posted in Barmby Moor, Roads

Hedge Fly Tipping Removed

I can confirm that the van full of hedge cuttings, that was fly tipped in the lay by between Stamford Bridge and Wilberfoss has been removed.

Well done ERYC.

Posted in Litter, Stamford Bridge, Wilberfoss

Pocklington Provincial Residential Street – Worst Road Surface

At my surgery in Stamford Bridge last Saturday a resident requested I take a look at the road surface of Hawthorn Drive, Wilberfoss.

I can confirm, that in my opinion, it is the worst road surface of any residential street in the Pocklington Provincial Ward. The road is made of concrete sections that appear to be at different heights and added to this is a patchwork road repairs.

I am in no doubt that no street of executive homes in Beverley would have such a poor road surface. There is most certainly a two tier system to road repairs in ERYC.

I have requested ERYC to give consideration to fully replacing the current failed road surface of Hawthorn Drive at the earliest opportunity.

Posted in Roads, Wilberfoss

ERYC To Discuss Litter Issue With KFC

In relation to the litter on Hodsow Lane from KFC ERYC have confirmed “An Officer will contact KFC to discuss the matter, and I hope that KFC will be able to address the resident’s understandable concern.”

Litter bin – No Entry

I undertook a site visit to KFC at 11.35am on Tuesday and a possible solution to the issue was clear for all to see. Empty your lone bin KFC. Perhaps the “no entry” applies to the bin.

Posted in Litter, Pocklington

Extend Burnby Lane 30 mph: New Financial Year

In response to my request for the 30 mph limit on Burnby Lane to be extended beyond the new houses at the earliest opportunity ERYC have confirmed that they “will consider this in the new financial year”.

Well done ERYC.

Posted in Pocklington, Roads

George Street Parking Sign Works

ERYC have confirmed that they will realign and secure the George Street – Parking Sign when they are working in that area.

Well done ERYC.

Posted in Pocklington, Signs

Main Street light Repaired

I can confirm that the light on Main Street, Stamford Bridge is now repaired.

Posted in Stamford Bridge