I can confirm that the Outline application for the new Full Sutton prison has been approved by the Planning Committee this afternoon.
I spoke at the Planning Committee in my role as Independent Ward Councillor for Pocklington Provincial which includes Stamford Bridge.
“I have lived in Full Sutton for the last 13 years, the view from the rear of our property takes in the prison. I say view, but in truth, the view is only for four months a year due to the tree cover. Every window of our home is a view of delightful tress. Each morning I awake to the lovely dawn chorus.
As the Independent Ward Councillor for Pocklington Provincial, which includes Stamford Bridge, I am unaware of any material considerations at outline that would justify refusal.
However, I would like to use this opportunity to make the members aware of two concerns I do have for the next stage of the planning process.
- Foul Odour From Sewers – Over recent years there has been a foul odour from the sewers in Stamford Bridge due to the prison. This remains unresolved, although Yorkshire Water are in the process of finding a solution. Without a solution the application cannot be approved at the next stage due to this material consideration.
- No Left Turn – It is projected that 8% of the traffic from the prison would use the country lanes. As this is unpractical I would request, that at the next stage, a condition is put on any successful application stating no left turn from the prison. This simple measure will prevent excessive use of the country lanes.
Finally, I would like to conclude by stating I welcome the employment opportunities the new prison will bring to my Ward.”